Hampton Wick War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1430664
Date first listed:
19-Nov-2015
Statutory Address:
Junction of Hampton Court Road, High Street and Horse Fair, Hampton Wick, London, KT1 4AE

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Location

Statutory Address:
Junction of Hampton Court Road, High Street and Horse Fair, Hampton Wick, London, KT1 4AE

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ1754769367

Summary

First World War memorial, 1921, with later additions for the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Hampton Wick War Memorial, which stands at the junction of Hampton Court Road, Horse Fair and High Street, 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 the C20; * Group value: the memorial stands within the registered park of Hampton Court (Grade I).

History

Hampton Wick War Memorial was unveiled on 3 May 1921, commemorating 47 local servicemen who died during the First World War. In 1933 the memorial was floodlit using gas from the Hampton Wick Gas Company. Following the Second World War a further 17 names were added to commemorate those who fell during that conflict.

Details

The memorial stands in a small memorial garden on the south side of the road junction to the west of Kingston Bridge (Grade II*-listed), within the registered park of Hampton Court (Grade I). It comprises a stone cross in the Art Deco style, surmounting a rectangular plinth. The plinth is flanked to the right and left by stone blocks and has an additional small rectangular tablet to the front at the foot of the plinth, all of which carry inscriptions. The memorial stands on a three-stepped, square, stone base.

The general inscription on the front face of the plinth reads PARISH OF HAMPTON WICK/ 1914-1918/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-1945/ (13 NAMES). The two blocks on either side of the plinth bear the names of 47 men from Hampton Wick who lost their lives during the First World War. The small tablet bears four names.

Sources

Websites
Hampton Wick Remembers, accessed 27th July 2015 from http://www.hwremembers.org.uk/warmemorial/warmemorial.php
War Memorials Online, accessed 27 July 2015 from www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/134603
War Memorials Register, accessed 27th July 2015 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/47787

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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