The Isleworth War Memorial

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History of the Isleworth War Memorial

The Grade II listed war memorial in Isleworth, in the London Borough of Hounslow, is a large square Clipsham limestone clock tower topped with a wheel cross. There are clock faces with black Roman numerals at the top of all four elevations of the memorial. On one elevation a sword and wreath is carved in relief. On the lower half of the clocktower is a stringcourse and frieze decorated with the words ‘Isleworth Remembrance’ in relief Gothic script. Below this on three sides are Portland stone inscription panels listing the names of those who fell in World War I. On the fourth side is a wooden door. The World War I dedication is inscribed into the base and the World War II dedication has been added on an angled panel on the steps below. The memorial stands on steps made of York stone in the Memorial Square, at the junction of South Street and Twickenham Road.

In June 2001 this memorial received a grant of £5,000 from English Heritage. The grant covered four main areas of work. The limestone clock tower was inspected, weathered joints re-pointed and two portions of the moulding repaired with lime-based mortar. Two of the inscribed Portland stone panels on the memorial which had decayed beyond repair were replaced and the other four re-cut; the lettering on all was painted or re-painted. The York stone steps were re-faced and lime mortar used to bed the new facings.

The memorial was designed by Mr A P Green and built by Messrs Keates and Co of Hampton.

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The Facts

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 July 2000
English Heritage Building ID: 480862

OS Grid Reference: TQ1619675791
OS Grid Coordinates: 516196, 175791
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4692, -0.3285

Location: South Street, Isleworth, Greater London TW7 6XF

Locality: Hounslow
Local Authority: Hounslow Borough Council
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW7 6XF

The War Memorial's Inscriptions

The World War I dedication reads

This memorial
was subscribed for and erected by
the people of Isleworth
unveiled June 22nd 1922

On behalf of the committee
F Nowell chairman P. Murphy Hon. Treas. John Weathers Hon. Sect.

The World War II dedication has been added underneath

Remember also
the men and women of Isleworth
who gave their lives in the
Second World War 1939 – 1945