Stone: Lord Wandsworth - monument
This freehold building and the land in which it stands were presented for the purposes of a home for the aged poor of the Jewish faith by the Rt. Honourable Lord Wandsworth in memory of his father David Viscount de Stern and his mother Sophia Viscountess de Stern.
This stone was laid by the Right Honourable Lord Wandsworth on July 17th 1906.
Wm. Flockhart F.R.I.B.A. Architect.
Wm. Johnson & Co. Ltd. Builders.
Both these stones must have been rescued from the building during renovation works. The top one looks like it formed the blind fanlight above a door and the other is a very standard foundation / opening stone.
Site: Nightingale House (3 memorials)
SW12, Nightingale Lane, 105, Ferndale
This building was once the home of Sydney Stern, Lord Wandsworth. From Visit Jewish London: "Nightingale - London’s premier care home for older Jewish people.... Originally known as The Home for Aged Jews, Nightingale has a 170 year history, originating in the East End of London. In 1908, the Home moved into its current site in Clapham .... following a gift of the building and grounds by Lord Wandsworth, the Viscount de Stern. In 2008, Nightingale celebrated the centenary of its current site, which has been greatly improved over the years ..." It was probably during those improvements that the two stones found their way out to the little monument on the front lawn.