Fortescue House School
Custodian annual maintenance visit
War Memorials Trust staff- site visit
War Memorials Trust staff- casework
War Memorials Trust staff- desk assessment
Can you help? request
Contributor - desk assessment
The National Refuges for Homeless and Destitute Children (Shaftesbury Homes) moved into Fortescue House in London Road in 1878. This building had been previously occupied by the Metropolitan and City Police Orphanage, which had relocated to new buildings in Hampton Road. In 1938 history repeated itself when the Shaftesbury Home moved into the Hampton Road site after the closure of the Police Orphanage. The original Fortescue House in London Road was demolished (replaced by the Regal Cinema, then Regal House office block), and the Hampton Road site took the name Fortescue House School. The school closed in 1971, the Hampton Road buildings were demolished some time later and the site is now housing (Shaftesbury Way). The Fortescue House School name was later transferred to a a third site, The Old Rectory in Hanworth, which today is part of the St Michael Steiner School. So, the pin for this memorial is at London Road, the original Fortescue House and where the memorial was first dedicated. Whether or not it moved with the school, or if it still survives, is not known.
Is the memorial accessible to the public?
Yes - always
Yes - restricted times
Yes - by appointment
Has the memorial been subject to any accidental or malicious damage in the last five years?
Do you think the site is at significant risk of accidental or malicious damage in the next 2 years?
Are there any known planning applications or issues related to this memorial?
Current planning application
Previous planning application