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Memorial to French prisoners of war approximately 25 metres south of Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Gillingham, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3969 / 51°23'48"N

Longitude: 0.5349 / 0°32'5"E

OS Eastings: 576437

OS Northings: 169475

OS Grid: TQ764694

Mapcode National: GBR PPP.B22

Mapcode Global: VHJLV.743Z

Plus Code: 9F329GWM+PW

Entry Name: Memorial to French prisoners of war approximately 25 metres south of Church of St George

Listing Date: 6 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462543

Location: River, Medway, ME4

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: River

Built-Up Area: Gillingham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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CENTRAL AVENUE (east side)
Memorial to French prisoners of war approximately 25 metres south of Church of St George
War memorial. 1869. Polychromatic limestone and red sandstone ashlar, granite and marble. Gothic Revival style.

Stepped base to square plinth with inscribed sides and weathered top, aedicule above has polychrome round arch with pointed arched hood, within a steep gable with iron finials on foliate capitals and marble columns, and spirelet with limestone and granite bands to a finial. Inside is a figure of a Napoleonic sailor.

HISTORY: commemorates French prisoners from the Napoleonic wars who died in prison hulks in Britain, especially those buried on St Mary's Island, part of the former Dockyard.

Part of a complete early C20 naval barracks, with the Captain's House, mess block, barracks (Pasley Rd) and ancillary buildings (qqv).

Listing NGR: TQ7643769475

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, 1 December 2016.

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