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U. H. Broughton pier - north Magna Carta &  U. H. Broughton & F. D. Roosevelt - north

Monument: U. H. Broughton pier - north

Erection date: 1932


In perpetual memory of Urban Hanlon Broughton, 1857 – 1929, of Park Close, Englefield Green in the County of Surrey, sometime Member of Parliament, these meadows of historic interest on 18th December 1929 were gladly offered to the nation by his widow Cara Lady Fairhaven and his sons Huttleston Lord Fairhaven and Henry Broughton.

Site: Magna Carta & U. H. Broughton & F. D. Roosevelt - north (3 memorials)

TW20, Windsor Road, Fairhaven Memorial Lodges

This is a multi-part monument: with four elements, spread over two sites, This northern one and the southern one.  At each site there are two piers with inscribed texts front and back.  The texts consist of two paragraphs (one about Magna Carta and one about the donation) which alternate front and back in each pier pair.  

As part of this memorial Lutyens also designed a bridge to take the A30 across the Thames, near the southern site.  When the M25 arrived in the 1980s the Lutyens bridge was kept to carry the north-bound traffic, and a new bridge built to the south for the rest.  The southern part of the memorial must have originally been much closer to the bridge since the arrival of the M25 meant it had to be moved to its current site.   We cannot discover the exact original location but guess it might have been where the roundabout now is.

The whole monument was designed by Lutyens and opened by Edward VIII (while still Prince of Wales).

The lodge on the left of our photo, the west, houses a good cafe.

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Information Subjects commemorated


Cara Leland Rogers Duff Broughton, Lady Fairhaven

Born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, her father, Henry Huttleston Rogers, being ...

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Henry Rogers Broughton, Lord Fairhaven

Probably born Fairhaven, Massachusetts, second son of Urban Hanlon Broughton ...

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Urban Hanlon Broughton

Engineer who married money and then made lots more.  Born England. Studied ci...

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Urban Huttleston Rogers Broughton, Lord Fairhaven

Known as Huttleston (and he sometimes spelt this as Huddleston - tut, these t...

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King Edward VIII

Reigned 20 January - 10 December 1936 when he abdicated in favour of marriage...

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Sir Edwin Lutyens

Architect. Born at 16 Onslow Square. Specialised in English country houses. C...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
U. H. Broughton pier - north

Information Also at this site


F. D. Roosevelt statue - small

This little statue greets you as you enter the cafe, the building on the left...

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Magna Carta pier - north

In these meads on 15th June 1215 King John, at the instance of deputies from ...

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