Plaque

Chelsea Embankment - Old Church

Erection date: /5/1874

Inscription

{Inscribed on a stone plaque on the plinth, on the north, pavement, side:}
Chelsea Embankment opened May 1874.
Lieut. Col. Sir James Macnaghten Hogg, KCB, MP, Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works.
Sir Joseph William Bazalgette C.B. Engineer.

{On the base of the statue:}
{Encircled in two oak branches:}
1874

{Twice, on ribbons:}
Coalbrookdale

There were at least 3 designs for lamps along the Thames Embankments. This one, by Timothy Butler, was used rarely so it is a pleasure to see it here, with the agile boys passing a torch up to light the lamp. It is one of a pair, the other being at Albert Bridge.

Note: it's difficult to take photos of the sky in parts of West London without Heathrow putting in an appearance!

Site: Chelsea Embankment - Old Church (2 memorials)

SW3, Chelsea Embankment

The plaque is in the church porch.  A nearby AFS plaque for Yvonne Green references this one. Green was the only one of the five people killed who was a member of the AFS.

2018: The Library Time Machine reports on an unusual painting of the old church.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Chelsea Embankment - Old Church

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Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Civil engineer. Born in Enfield.  As chief engineer of the Metropolitan Board...

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Sir James Macnaghten Hogg

Politician and civil administrator. Born in Calcutta. The elder brother of Qu...

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Chelsea Embankment

Designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Apart from providing a pleasant riverside ...

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Coalbrookdale Company

An iron foundry set up by Abraham Darby in Shropshire. Can you guess what the...

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Chelsea Old Church

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