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Crowle War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Crowle, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2013 / 52°12'4"N

Longitude: -2.116 / 2°6'57"W

OS Eastings: 392165

OS Northings: 255902

OS Grid: SO921559

Mapcode National: GBR 1G2.ZTK

Mapcode Global: VH92P.8XPW

Entry Name: Crowle War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 December 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1439182

Location: Crowle, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR7

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Crowle

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Crowle with Bredicot

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Summary

First World War memorial, by Browns of Worcester and unveiled on 19 July 1919 with further names added after the Second World War.

Description

MATERIALS: Portland stone.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial consists of a wheel-head cross on a square shaft with splayed base. In the centre of the cross-head are the letters HIS as a monogram carved in relief. The shaft rises from a splayed trapezoid plinth on a three-stepped square base.

The inscription on the front face of the plinth in lead lettering reads: IN/ MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/ CROWLE MEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY DURING/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918/ (NAMES)/ ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS. Further names from the First World War are recorded on two other faces.

Following the Second World War a further inscription was added: IN/ MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/ CROWLE MEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY DURING THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945/ (NAMES)/ INSCRIBED BY THE PARISHIONERS.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England, both as a result of the huge impact the loss of three quarters of a million British lives had on communities and the official policy of not repatriating the dead, which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Crowle as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community, who lost their lives in the First World War. The memorial commemorates 18 local servicemen who fell in the First World War. It was created by Browns of Worcester and unveiled on 19 July 1919.

A further four names were added after the Second World War commemorating the fallen from that conflict.

In 2008 the memorial was conserved with the help of grant aid.

Reasons for Listing

Crowle War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: an ornate and striking Portland stone wheel-head cross with carved decorative details;
* Group value: with the Church of St John the Baptist (Grade II*), chest tombs in the churchyard (Grade II) and Crowle Court (scheduled monument).

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