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Latitude: 51.4299 / 51°25'47"N
Longitude: -0.3607 / 0°21'38"W
OS Eastings: 514062
OS Northings: 171377
OS Grid: TQ140713
Mapcode National: GBR 5K.PRG
Mapcode Global: VHFTS.PBP5
Plus Code: 9C3XCJHQ+XP
Entry Name: Hampton Hill War Memorial
Listing Date: 19 November 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1430841
Location: Fulwell and Hampton Hill, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW12
County: Richmond upon Thames
Electoral Ward/Division: Fulwell and Hampton Hill
Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St James Hampton Hill
Church of England Diocese: London
Tagged with: War memorial
First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial comprises a tall stone Latin cross standing in the churchyard of the church of St James (Grade II). At the intersection of the cross head is a crowned sword, carved in relief. Roses are carved onto four sides of the octagonal cross shaft, which rises from a small octagonal plinth. That stands on a two-staged base.
The upper stage of the base is formed of four broad pilasters on which panels record, in metal lettering, the names of those who died during the First World War. The lower, octagonal, stage is carved with a general dedicatory inscription and floral designs. On the lower stage there are four separate panels which record the names of those who died during the Second World War.
The principal dedication on the base reads: THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVER MORE/ THESE DIED THE/ DEATH OF HONOUR/ FOR GOD KING/ AND COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919.
The memorial is surrounded by the original low bollards carrying a chain.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 February 2017.
In 1916 a proposal was made to mark those "resident in, or connected with, Hampton Hill, who have fallen, or may fall, in the War". Following the war’s end, the decision was taken to erect a war memorial in the churchyard in commemoration of the 124 local servicemen who fell during the First World War. A local war memorial committee sought subscriptions to defray the cost. The memorial was designed by PM Andrews and was unveiled on 26 May 1920. Following the Second World War, 29 further names were added to the base of the war memorial.
Hampton Hill War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard of the Church of St James, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of C20;
* Design: a tall and striking memorial cross in the medieval style;
* Group value: with the Church of St James (Grade II).
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