Plaque: Harrow School - Speech Room
Erection date: 2/7/1874
The first stone of the new Speech Room was laid by His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, KG, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Thursday July 2nd 1874
Site: Harrow School - 5 memorials (5 memorials)
HA1, Peterborough Road, Harrow War Memorial Building and Speech Room
In our photo, reading left to right: the WW1 memorial plaque is just to the right of the lamppost; the War Memorial Building plaque is one of those in the flint wall; the redbrick building at the right is the Speech Room - the road-side wall of which has the statue of Elizabeth and the Speech Room plaque is partially obscured by the top of the pig-pen railing end-post.
The Hamilton plaque is fixed inside the building, almost immediately behind the statue.
The Speech Room building was constructed 1872-7, designed by William Burges. The War Memorial building was constructed as a memorial to the 600 Old Boys of Harrow school lost in WW1. More information at the Listing entry.