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Haakon VII St Olav's Church

Bust: Haakon VII

Erection date: 17/9/2017

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
Haakon VII, Norges Konge, 1905 - 1957

From Royal House of Norway: "The bust of King Haakon ... is a variation of the large statue of King Haakon located outside of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. The statue was sculpted by Nils Aas, and the bust in London was fashioned in close cooperation with Mr Aas’s son, architect Atle Aas. The City of Oslo, which owns the statue, also gave its permission to create the bust."

Unveiled by Princess Astrid to mark the opening of the refurbished St Olav’s Square.

Site: St Olav's Church (8 memorials)

SE16, St Olav's Square

St Olav's Church was designed by John Love Seaton Dahl. Crown Prince Olav was present at the laying of the foundation stone, 1926, and then at the consecration, 1927. During WW2 this was the church used by King Haakon VII and the Norwegian government in exile. It is one of over 30 churches around the world run by the Norwegian Church Abroad, also known as The Norwegian Seamen’s Church.

Serendipitously the Google Streetview of September 2017 captured the Haakon bust covered with a veil, presumably just hours before the photo captured here.

The Ebenezer Church plaque is in the garden in front of the church in the centre of the northern wall.

The Fallen plaque is laid into the ground of the garden, at the foot of the WW1 memorial.

The three 'St Olav' plaques are attached low on the west front of the building.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Haakon VII

Information Subjects commemorated

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King Haakon VII

Born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel in Charlottenlund Palace, ne...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Haakon VII

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Nils Aas

Norwegian sculptor.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Haakon VII

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77620

Ebenezer Church - Prince Oscar

This is the foundation stone from the Norwegian church that preceded St Olavs...

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75688

King Olav V of Norway

{Beneath a bas-relief of the king:} Olav V, Norges Konge, 80 år 1983. H.M. Ko...

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St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Den Norske Siomannsmision, St Olavs Kirke Denne Kirkes grunnsten blev lagt av...

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77674

St Olav's Church - 1977

Kronprins Olav var tilstede ved kirkens innvielse, 26 Juni 1927 Kong Olav V B...

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77673

St Olav's Church - 1992

Harold had been king for less than two years when this visit was made.

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