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Margaret Roper - Woolwich Town Hall

Erection date: 1904

Inscription

{On the stained-glass plaque:}
Margaret, a pious & learned woman, the beloved daughter of Sir Thomas More and wife of William Roper of Well Hall Eltham, was the cheer and comfort of her father during his imprisonment, as their letters testify to this day.

Site: Woolwich Town Hall 1 (5 memorials)

SE18, Wellington Street, Greenwich Town Hall

In 1906 this building replaced the previous, also purpose-built, 1842 Woolwich town hall which still survives, nearby, on the corner of Calderwood Street and Polytechnic Street.

Designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas, this building was built as Woolwich Town Hall which it was until 1965 when, following a shake-up of local councils, it became Greenwich Town Hall. 

For another window and the Queen Victoria statue see Woolwich Town Hall 2.

We understand there are still more stained glass windows in the town hall: depicting historic events in the parishes of Woolwich, Plumstead and Eltham and showing Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and the Launching of the ship Henry Grace à Dieu at Woolwich Dockyard in 1514.  We could not find them, so they may be in private rooms, such as the Mayor's Parlour.

The windows all date from 1904 and are by Geoffrey Webb.

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Margaret Roper - Woolwich Town Hall

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Sir Thomas More

Born Milk Street. In conflict with Henry VIII over religion he was imprisoned...

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Margaret Roper

Daughter of Sir Thomas More. After her executed father’s parboiled head had b...

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William Roper

Biographer. Date of birth approximate. He married Sir Thomas More’s daughter ...

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Well Hall Pleasaunce

Wellehawe as an area in Eltham was first recorded in 1401. It still contains ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Margaret Roper - Woolwich Town Hall

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Geoffrey Fuller Webb

Known professionally as Geoffrey Webb he was a stained-glass artist and desig...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Margaret Roper - Woolwich Town Hall

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Phineas Pett - Woolwich Town Hall

Phineas Pett - Woolwich Town Hall

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Samuel Pepys -  Woolwich Town Hall

Samuel Pepys - Woolwich Town Hall

The Diary of Samuel Pepys confirms that Pepys moved his wife out to Woolwich ...

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Thomas More - Woolwich Town Hall

Thomas More - Woolwich Town Hall

We can find no confirmation that More lived at Eltham, though he probably vis...

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Three Kings at Eltham Palace

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