COMMEMORATIVE URNS AT ROUNDABOUT ON JUNCTION OF A30 AND A308
List Entry Summary
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
Name: COMMEMORATIVE URNS AT ROUNDABOUT ON JUNCTION OF A30 AND A308
List entry Number: 1189792
COMMEMORATIVE URNS AT ROUNDABOUT ON JUNCTION OF A30 AND A308, WINDSOR ROAD, EGHAM
The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District Type: District Authority
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first listed: 17-Nov-1986
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
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List entry Description
Summary of Building
Pair of commemorative urns by Sir Edwin Lutyens 1929.
Reasons for Designation
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The urns, which are by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, are situated to the south-east of Runnymede Meadows. They commemorate the donation of the meadows to the nation by Lady Fairhaven (and sons) in memory of her husband Sir Urban Broughton MP, who was known for his charitable works.
Magna Carta, which means ‘Great Charter’, was sealed at Runnymede on 15th June 1215. This was an agreement between King John and his barons and clergy which, for the first time, made the monarch subject to the laws of the land. It also gave free men the right to justice and a fair trial. Over the subsequent 800 years it has influenced many constitutional documents including the United States’ Bill of Rights.
Runnymede today is a memorial landscape to the on-going struggle for democracy and liberty.
Pair of commemorative urns by Sir Edwin Lutyens 1929. Stone block on plinth with recessed entablature as on Lodges crowned with a formalised stone urn on a Laurel wreath. Inscribed 'Donation of Meadows to the Nation in memory of Urban Hanlon Broughton 1857-1929 by his widow and two sons'. Dedicated 18 December 1929.
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/06/2015
National Grid Reference: TQ 01584 71890
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