Description: Memorial to Margaret McMillan at Rachel McMillan Nursery School
Date Listed: 13 February 1995
English Heritage Building ID: 398946
OS Grid Reference: TQ3738277675
OS Grid Coordinates: 537382, 177675
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4814, -0.0230
786/26/10035 MCMILLAN STREET
13-FEB-95 (East side)
MEMORIAL TO MARGARET MCMILLAN AT RACHEL
MCMILLAN NURSERY SCHOOL
Memorial to Margaret McMillan (1860-1931), erected May-November 1932 to the designs of Herbert Baker. Sculptor unknown. Stone on brick plinth, a circular column inscribed 'IN MEMORIAM MARGARET McMILLAN, PALM SUNDAY 1931, MISERIS
SUCCURRERE DISCO' ('I learn to succour the poor', the McMillan clan motto) with a roll moulding at the top and decorated base carved with figures, animals and plants in bas relief. Iron lantern on top. McMillan was a pioneer in nursery education, whose ideas on health, fresh air and imaginative play were first embodied in a building on this site in 1914.
Minutes of the Rachel McMillan School Management Committee, 1932
Herbert Baker, Architecture and Personalities, 1944
District Surveyors Returns held at London Metropolitan Archives.
Listing NGR: TQ3738277675
Source: English Heritage
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