1920

WAR MEMORIAL
High Street, Potters Bar,
 Hertfordshire.

 

The Memorial was moved to its present position at the junction of The Causeway and Hatfield Road.

 

Potters Bar War Memorial commemorates the 70 fallen of WWI and the 56 of WWII who came from Potters Bar, Little Heath and Bentley Heath. It was originally sited at the convergence of Hatfield Road and The Causeway but was moved in 1972/3 to make holding remembrance services easier; there was also the possibility that there was to be a roundabout at its original location though this never came to pass (as at 2013).
The monument is in quite an unusual style being Gothic revival with an Arts & Crafts influence. In the Pevsner guide to Hertfordshire, he remarks on the interesting lettering used on the roll of honour. The architect was Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857 - 1941) and it dates from 1920, being unveiled by Rear Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey.
The original inscription on the western façade reads:
To the glory of God & in memory of the men of Potters Bar Little Heath & Bentley Heath who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 by their sacrifice we live.
After the Second World War, the following was added:
Also to the memory of the men who gave their lives in World War II 1939-1945.
Source: www.geograph.org.uk.



 Portland stone. Tall base surmounted by Free Gothic column and cross.
 Cornice  to pedestal which has a dedicatory inscription and,
 on the other 3 sides, the names of war dead all inscribed in fine gold lettering.   
 Octagonal column with concave sides and a loosely foliate capital.
 Diagonal buttresses to pedestal with finials and flying buttresses to column. 
 Similar flying buttresses to iron gold painted cross.

 Re-erected 1973 on a stepped circular base on the site of the demolished Church of St. John the Baptist.
 
Source: Pevsner 1977.


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Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia),6.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
 St John's Churchyard,
photo Philafrenzy
(Wikipedia)
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Christine Matthews, geograph.org.uk.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
 St John's Churchyard,
 photo Christine Matthews,
geograph.org.uk
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia),5.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
photo Philafrenzy
 (Wikipedia)
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia),3.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
 photo Philafrenzy
(Wikipedia)
       
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Julian Osley, geograph.org.uk.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
photo Julian Osley,
 geograph.org.uk
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia),4.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia)
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Potters Bar war memorial,
 St John's Churchyard,
photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia)
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Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
photo Philafrenzy (Wikipedia)
       
Potters Bar war memorial, photo by David Larkin on warmemorialsonline.org.uk,2.JPG
Potters Bar war memorial,
photo by David Larkin
on warmemorialsonline.org.uk
Potters Bar war memorial, photo by David Larkin on warmemorialsonline.org.uk.JPG
Potters Bar war memorial,
 photo by David Larkin
on warmemorialsonline.org.uk

       
Potters Bar war memorial, photo by Russell Walters on warmemorialsonline.org.uk,4.JPG
Potters Bar war memorial,
 photo by Russell Walters
 on warmemorialsonline.org.uk
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Potters Bar war memorial,
photo by Russell Walters
 on warmemorialsonline.org.uk

       
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Rob Farrow, geograph.org.uk,2.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
photo Rob Farrow,
geograph.org.uk
Potters Bar war memorial, St John's Churchyard, photo Rob Farrow, geograph.org.uk,3.jpg
Potters Bar war memorial,
St John's Churchyard,
photo Rob Farrow,
geograph.org.uk

 

Link > www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk

Link > https://historicengland.org.uk

Link > www.iwm.org.uk

Link > www.geograph.org.uk (1)

Link > www.geograph.org.uk (2)

Link > www.geograph.org.uk (3)

Link > www.visitoruk.com/PottersBar

Link > Image of the original place of the Memorial on www.jbarchive.co.uk


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NOTES: The monument was re-erected in 1973 on a stepped circular base on the site of the demolished Church of St. John the Baptist. The memorial is Grade II listed.
Source: RIBA

 

References:

The Architect, CIV, 1920, p.426.

 The Builder, CIXX, 1920, p.575.

 

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