Eton Memorial

L.K.Hall, Berkshire, 1911


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A memorial for Etonians who fought in South Africa, the building houses a library, hall and small museum

The building is a memorial to the Eton boys who took part in the war in South Africa.

The architects aimed to produce a 'dignified' plan layout on an irregular site. The school hall is approached from the street via the main doorway, leading through a low-vaulted entrance hall. It seats 1,100 people with walls of Portland stone (as are the Ionic columns dividing the space.)

To the right of the crush hall is the octagonal library that seats 60 readers at tables. Its dome is carried by eight Ionic columns with an enriched cast fibrous plaster ceiling. Behind the columns a gallery runs around the room at 3m above the floor.

At the back of the library and opening off the wide corridor that runs along the north side of the school hall, is the classical museum.

Exterior stonework comes from Portland along with purple-grey Luton brick and Delabole slating for the roofs.


  • Completed: 1911
  • Sectors: Education, Civic
  • Address: Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6DW, United Kingdom

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