Promenade de Verdun Memorial Landscape, Croydon, England
Record Id: 9555
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Brief description of site
The Promenade de Verdun is located on the Woodcote Estate in Purley. It is c 0.5km long and it is the only straight road on the Woodcote Estate. The principal structure, the war memorial obelisk, is an imposing architectural monument which acts as a focal point in the memorial landscape.
Brief history of site
The Promenade de Verdun memorial landscape was created by William Webb (1862-1930) in 1922. Webb conceived the idea of creating an Anglo-French memorial as ‘a tribute to our fallen neighbours’ to commemorate French sacrifices on the Western Front.
Address: Promenade de Verdun, Woodcote, Purley, CR8 3HB
Greater London; Croydon
Historical County: Surrey
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||187||Grid Ref:||TQ298616|
Form of site: designed urban space
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1922
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 0.4