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Ombersley War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ombersley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.27 / 52°16'11"N

Longitude: -2.2285 / 2°13'42"W

OS Eastings: 384501

OS Northings: 263560

OS Grid: SO845635

Mapcode National: GBR 1F5.MDH

Mapcode Global: VH92F.B66N

Entry Name: Ombersley War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 December 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1440714

Location: Ombersley, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Ombersley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Ombersley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Summary

A war memorial of 1946, built to commemorate the First and Second World Wars.

Description

A war memorial of 1946, built to commemorate the First and Second World Wars.

MATERIALS AND PLAN: the memorial is constructed of sandstone and is octagonal on plan.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial stands in a small paved area adjacent to the churchyard of St Andrew's Church and consists of a tall stone cross with chamfered edges on a large plinth, which stands on a two-stepped base.

The faces of the plinth are inscribed as follows, "IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ OMBERSLEY/ WHO FELL IN THE/ TWO GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1918/ AND/ 1939 - 1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE/ 1939 - 1945 (NAMES)/ 1914 - 1918 (NAMES)".

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 21 February 2017.

History

The war memorial in Ombersley was unveiled on Remembrance Sunday in 1946, to commemorate the sacrifice made by the fallen of that community in the First and Second World Wars. The railings of the churchyard of St Andrew's Church were altered to create a small enclosure where the memorial stands.

Reasons for Listing

Ombersley War Memorial, dating from 1946, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: the memorial is a well-executed stone cross, with good inscriptions;
* Group value: with the Church of St Andrew (Grade II*).

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