United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Hornsey County School

Our Ref: 11970

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Hornsey County School (©ukniwm 11970

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Address

Hornsey Town Hall
The Broadway
Crouch End
GREATER LONDON
England
N8 9WW
 
Type:Composite
Other Location Details:

FIRST FLOOR LOBBY TO COUNCIL CHAMBER

OS Map Ref:TQ 301 883

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL
PEMBERTON
HARINGEY
1952 & 1984SCHOOL RE-HOUSED IN 1952. MEMORIAL MOVED TO ST PAUL'S CHURCH, BURGOYNE ROAD. CHURCH FIRE IN 1984. MEMORIAL MOVED TO TOWN HALL.

Inscription

OUR SCHOOL FELLOWS (Names)/ VINCIT QUI SE VINCIT/ 1914/ 1918/ HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL

PLAQUE ADJACENT TO MEMORIAL:
THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES THE SCHOLARS OF HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL WHO WERE KILLED IN THE WARS OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945./ ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN THE SCHOOL HALL IN PEMBERTON ROAD, HARRINGAY, THE MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED IN 1952 WHEN THE SCHOOL CEASED TO BE A GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND WAS REHOUSED IN ST.PAUL'S CHURCH, BURGOYNE ROAD, HARRINGAY, WHICH WAS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCHOOL./ DURING THE DISASTROUS FIRE WHICH DESTROYED THE CHURCH IN 1984 THE MEMORIAL WAS ALMOST THE ONLY ARTIFACT WHICH SURVIVED. IT WAS HOPED THAT IT WOULD BE RE-ERECTED IN THE NEW ST PAUL'S CHURCH BUT A SITE IN THE CHURCH SUITABLE TO THE OLD HORNSEYANS ASSOCIATION COULD NOT BE AGREED UPON WITH THE CHURCH AUTHORITIES. IN 1995, HARINGEY COUNCIL AGREED THAT THE MEMORIAL SHOULD REST HERE IN HORNSEY TOWN HALL./ THE BRONZE FIGURE IS BY EMINENT SCULPTOR, RICHARD GOULDEN FRBS, ARCA (1877-1932). A SIMILAR STATUE BY THE SAME SCULPTOR STANDS OUTSIDE ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, CORNHILL, LONDON.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGURESBRONZE  0.47MGood
PLAQUESBRONZE   Good
BackboardWOOD2.565M0.892M Good

Physical Description

BRONZE SCULPTURED FIGURE OF ST MICHAEL WITH CHILDREN AT HIS FEET. FIGURES SURMOUNT PLINTH WITH SCHOOL MOTTO AND HORNSEY COAT OF ARMS. BELOW ARE TWO BRONZE PLAQUES FOR WWII. WHOLE IS MOUNTED ONTO A WOODEN BACKBOARD

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:50
Served & Returned0
Died50
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:37
Served & Returned0
Died37
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

HARINGEY TOWN HALL

Maintenance History:

MEMORIAL BADLY SCARRED BY FIRE DAMAGE. REFURBISHED.

Ceremonies

Date:11TH NOVEMBER 1995
RolePerformed By
UnveiledMR HOWARD MOGG

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Corporate
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
MESSRS GIDDINGS AND SONArchitect
Captain Richard Reginald GouldenSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

SIMILAR STATUE FORMS 1ST DIVISION MEMORIAL AT CHAPEAU ROUGE CROSSROADS ON WESTERN FRONT

Comments: 
Photographs:None
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No