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Latitude: 51.3873 / 51°23'14"N
Longitude: -0.0699 / 0°4'11"W
OS Eastings: 534394
OS Northings: 167130
OS Grid: TQ343671
Mapcode National: GBR HQ.C22
Mapcode Global: VHGRL.QDWB
Entry Name: Woodside War Memorial
Location: Croydon, London, SE25
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Listing Date: 21 February 2017
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1442666
Tall Portland stone war memorial cross commemorating those who died in the First World War.
Tall cross with wreath, made of Portland stone. It rests on two plinths; the front of the lower, larger plinth bears the inscription: TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF / THE 318 MEN OF WOODSIDE / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. This in turn rests on a four-stepped octagonal base, the bottom-most step considerably wider than the others.
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. One such memorial was raised in Woodside on Woodside Green as a permanent testament to the sacrifices made by the members of the local community. It was designed by Ebutt & Sons and unveiled on 9th September 1922 in a ceremony attended by Reverend W P Dott and Thomas William Wood Roberts, Mayor of Croydon.
Woodside War Memorial is recommended for listing 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 sacrifices they made in the First World War;
* Design: as an imposing Portland stone cross war memorial in a prominent position on Woodside Green.
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