Plaque

Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Cadogan

Erection date: 30/5/1889

Inscription

A. M. D. G. {stands for ‘Ad maiorem Dei gloriam or ad majorem Dei gloriam’, Latin motto of the Society of Jesus, in English ‘For the greater glory of God’.}
This corner stone of ye church of the Holy Trinity erected by George 5th Earl Cadogan was laid by Beatrix Countess Cadogan on Ascension Day May 30 1889.

J. D. Sedding - Archt.
Robert Eyton - Rector
Geo. F. Oakshott
T. Dickinson - Church Wardens 

Site: Holy Trinity Sloane Street (2 memorials)

SW1, Sloane Street

Neither of these plaques can be seen in our photo. They are arranged symmetrically low down on either side of the entrance: Cadogan to the left and Willes to the right.

When built in 1888-90 this became the widest church in London, wider than St Paul's by 9 inches. The architect, Sedding, died suddenly in 1891 and Henry Wilson took over the completion of the interior decoration, some of which is still not finished, 2012.

Narrowly escaped demolition in the 1970s by the intervention of The Victorian Society and John Betjeman.

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Cadogan

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George 5th Earl Cadogan

Politician.  Born at Durham. Ennobled by the death of his father in 1873. Lor...

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T. Dickinson

Church warden of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square in 1889.

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Robert Eyton

1889 Rector of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.  Moved from there to St Margaret’...

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George F. Oakshott

Church warden of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square in 1889.

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John Dando Sedding

Architect.  Born Eton. Specialised in churches and worked in an Arts and Craf...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Cadogan

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Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Willes

Holy Trinity Sloane Square - Willes

To the glory of God. In memory of Admiral Sir George Willes GCB, the gates &...

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