WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1392547
Date first listed:
09-Apr-2008
Statutory Address:
WAR MEMORIAL, TWELVETREES CRESCENT

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Location

Statutory Address:
WAR MEMORIAL, TWELVETREES CRESCENT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Newham (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 38504 82370

Reasons for Designation

There is strong historic interest to this war memorial, perhaps moved to this site from Beckton gas works, that commemorates the many employees of the Gas Light & Coke Company killed in both world wars. It is also architecturally strong, comprising a stately column that is fittingly crowned with a gas lamp. It has group value with the (separately listed) statue of Sir Corbett Woodhall and the nearby grade II Bromley by Bow gasholders.

Details

09-APR-08 251/0/10085

TWELVETREES CRESCENT War memorial

GII War Memorial commemorating the employees of the Gas Light & Coke Company killed in both World Wars. Architect unknown; perhaps moved to this site from Beckton gas works. Memorial comprises a stone column surmounted with flat capital on which sits a tall iron-framed and glass octagonal gas lamp.This is set on a stone base, rectangular in plan, which formerly held two bronze plaques commemorating the many employees killed in World Wars I and II, stolen in 2007. These included ceramic tiles with the arms of the company, featuring a pair of salamanders breathing fire.The war memorial sits in a memorial garden to the north of the former London Gas Museum. Adjacent to this are two structure of less interest, that carry duplicate plaques, as well as a statue of Sir Corbett Woodall, Governor of the Gas Light & Coke Company 1906-16. The war memorial has Group Value with the Bromley-by-Bow gas holders to the north and the statue of Sir Corbett Woodhall. Summary of importance: There is strong historic interest to this war memorial that commemorates the many employees of the Gas Light & Coke Company killed in both world wars. It is also architecturally strong, comprising a stately column that is emotively and fittingly capped with a gas lamp, which evokes the 'eternal flame' and links it closely to the history of this important company.This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 17 February 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
493490
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 17 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/111103
War Memorials Register, accessed 17 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/12642

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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