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Latitude: 51.3581 / 51°21'29"N
Longitude: -0.0324 / 0°1'56"W
OS Eastings: 537091
OS Northings: 163954
OS Grid: TQ370639
Mapcode National: GBR KG.8HJ
Mapcode Global: VHGRT.D466
Entry Name: Addington War Memorial
Location: Croydon, London, CR0
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Listing Date: 23 February 2017
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1442757
First and Second World War Memorial in the form of a stone cross.
Granite stone cross, replete with carved sword to the front. This rests on a trapezoidal stone plinth, standing on square stone base. The front of the stone plinth bears the inscription: LEST WE FORGET / IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN FROM / ADDINGTON / WHO FOUGHT IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918. / 117 SERVED: THE 22 WHOSE NAMES ARE / HERE RECORDED GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR / KING AND COUNTRY. The right and left sides of the plinth bear the names of the Fallen.
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, 3 March 2017.
The aftermath of the World Wars 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 Addington as a permanent testament to the sacrifices made by the members of the local community. It was designed by Ebutt and Sons and unveiled in a ceremony on 25 March 1922 attended by Lt Col AA Goschen. In c1990 the memorial was moved a short distance to enable road widening.
Addington 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 the local community, and the sacrifices they made in the First World War;
* Design: as a simple yet dignified stone cross war memorial;
* Group value: with the Church of St Mary (Grade I), churchyard walls (Grade II) and Flint Cottage (Grade II).
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