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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8579 / 52°51'28"N

Longitude: -3.0569 / 3°3'24"W

OS Eastings: 328933

OS Northings: 329455

OS Grid: SJ289294

Mapcode National: GBR 73.S1XJ

Mapcode Global: WH89X.0FMF

Plus Code: 9C4RVW5V+56

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255513

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry

Built-Up Area: Croesowallt

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Oswestry St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


15/43 War Memorial

First World War Memorial. Circa 1920. Limestone ashlar with wrought-iron
gates and railings. 4 gate piers square in section with moulded plinths
and capping; ornamental gates to centre and pointed railings on low
stone walls with pedestrian gates by central piers to left and right.
2 central piers inscribed "1914" and "1919", left with inscription
"THERE IS A/LIFE IN DEATH" and right with inscription "YE HAVE NOT/
DIED IN VAIN", both with a carved sword beneath. The names of the
fallen are recorded on the inner faces of the 2 central piers, while
on the back are the names of those killed in the 1939-45 war.

Listing NGR: SJ2893429456

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, 19 January 2017.

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

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