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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8708 / 51°52'14"N

Longitude: 0.1625 / 0°9'44"E

OS Eastings: 548975

OS Northings: 221348

OS Grid: TL489213

Mapcode National: GBR LCD.RWX

Mapcode Global: VHHLV.R7RN

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 27 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 486985

Location: Bishop's Stortford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM23

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Bishop's Stortford

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Stortford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hockerill All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

BISHOPS STORTFORD

TL4821SE CASTLE GARDENS
1121/3/10008 War Memorial
27-FEB-01

II

War memorial. 1920/21, by H.J. Chetwood for the Bishop's Stortford War Memorial Committee. Ashlar. Classical design with obelisk on tall plinth, set on an octagonal base of four steps. Plinth has corner scrolls and side panels inscribed with names of the fallen. Further names are inscribed on sloping tablets leaning against foot of plinth. Above plinth, around the base of the obelisk, are dedication panels with broken pediments above and carved military trophies at each corner. These trophies illustrate First World War uniform and weaponry, including: an airman's goggles, gloves and bomb; a cape and sword; satchel, belt and rifle, and a machine gun with ammunition.
Unveiled April 3rd 1921 (Herts and Essex Observer April 9th 1921).


Listing NGR: TL4897521348


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 12 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description

BISHOPS STORTFORD

TL4821SE CASTLE GARDENS
1121/3/10008 War Memorial
27-FEB-01

II

War memorial. 1920/21, by H.J. Chetwood for the Bishop's Stortford War Memorial Committee. Ashlar. Classical design with obelisk on tall plinth, set on an octagonal base of four steps. Plinth has corner scrolls and side panels inscribed with names of the fallen. Further names are inscribed on sloping tablets leaning against foot of plinth. Above plinth, around the base of the obelisk, are dedication panels with broken pediments above and carved military trophies at each corner. These trophies illustrate First World War uniform and weaponry, including: an airman's goggles, gloves and bomb; a cape and sword; satchel, belt and rifle, and a machine gun with ammunition.
Unveiled April 3rd 1921 (Herts and Essex Observer April 9th 1921).


Listing NGR: TL4897521348


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 12 January 2017.

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