Plaque

St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Erection date: 24/6/1926

Inscription

Den Norske Siomannsmision, St Olavs Kirke
Denne Kirkes grunnsten blev lagt av Kronprins Olav,
24de Jvni 1926

The Norwegian Seamen's Mission, St Olav's Church
This church's foundation stone was laid by Crown Prince Olav,
24th June 1926 

Site: St Olav's Church - SE16 (9 memorials)

SE16, St Olav's Square, St Olav's Church

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.

At Surrey Docks we have an 1889 map which shows the road layouts before the Rotherhithe Tunnel roundabout arrived.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

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King Olav V of Norway

Born Prince Alexander of Denmark in Sandringham, Norfolk. Parents: Haakon VII...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

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Ebenezer Church - Prince Oscar

Ebenezer Church - Prince Oscar

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

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Haakon VII

Haakon VII

From Royal House of Norway: "The bust of King Haakon ... is a variation of th...

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King Olav V of Norway

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 - 1977

St Olav's Church - 1977

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

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St Olav's Church - 1992

St Olav's Church - 1992

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

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Nearby Memorials

Eric Ravilious

Eric Ravilious

W6, Upper Mall, 48

The plaque is on the side of the house in Weltje Road.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Peczenik

Peczenik

W1, Grosvenor Square, 48

Charles Edmund Peczenik, 1877 - 1967, architect, lived here.

1 subject commemorated
Teddington Studios - Eric Morecambe

Teddington Studios - Eric Morecambe

TW11, Broom Road, Teddington Studios

In 2013 this plaque was replaced with the one for Eric and Ernie.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Jeremy Feakes

Jeremy Feakes

N1, Orsman Road

The London Borough of Hackney Jeremy Feakes, 1972 - 2007, designer, entrepreneur and founder of the Urban Golf Tournament, lived here.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Steve Hudson

Steve Hudson

DA1, High Street, 1, Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel

At first we thought this was a guerrilla (unauthorised) plaque but then, at NewsShopper, we found "Council leader Councillor Jeremy Kite ...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator