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Memorial Cross at Lancaster Gate Memorial Cross at Lancaster Gate

Monument: Memorial Cross at Lancaster Gate

Erection date: 27/3/1921

A City of Westminster information plaque on the ground at the centre of the traffic island provides the following:
The Christ Church war memorial commemorates those residents of the Metropolitan Borough of Paddington who sacrificed their lives during the Great War (1914 -1918). Designed by Sir Walter Tapper RA and sculpted by Lawrence A Turner, the memorial was erected on the footpath outside Christ Church and originally unveiled on 27 March 1921 by the Bishop of Kensington. The memorial is in the gothic style.
The tabernacle below the gilded metal crucifix accommodates eight niches with statues. The figures are of St. George of England, St. Louis of France & the warrior saints of Christendom, being Maurice; Longinus; Victor; Adrian, Florian and Eustace. The grade II listed memorial was severely damaged during the storms of October 1987. Westminster City Council has restored the monument and moved it to its present location as part of the Lancaster Gate street improvement scheme. The restored memorial was unveiled on 11 November 2002.

Site: Memorial Cross at Lancaster Gate (1 memorial)

W2, Lancaster Gate

Originally erected on the footpath outside Christ Church and unveiled in 1921. Severely damaged during the storms of October 1987, it was restored by Westminster City Council and unveiled in its present location on 11 November 2002.

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Memorial Cross at Lancaster Gate

Information Subjects commemorated

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Great Storm of 1987

In the early hours of Friday 16 October 1987 a great storm struck South East ...

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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Memorial Cross at Lancaster Gate

Information Created by

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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John Primatt Maud, Bishop of Kensington

Bishop of Kensington 1911 until his death.

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Sir Walter Tapper

Gothic revival architect.

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