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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Selmeston, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.84 / 50°50'24"N

Longitude: 0.1389 / 0°8'19"E

OS Eastings: 550693

OS Northings: 106678

OS Grid: TQ506066

Mapcode National: GBR LRY.CWR

Mapcode Global: FRA C65W.9XW

Plus Code: 9F22R4RQ+2H

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 February 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391888

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495236

Location: Selmeston, Wealden, East Sussex, BN26

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Selmeston

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Selmeston St Mary with Alciston

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Description

SELMESTON

981/0/10058 THE STREET
23-FEB-07 War Memorial

GV II
This is a First World War memorial. Made of granite, it takes the form of a square cut, roughly hewn cross with tall shaft and short arms. It stands on a stone plinth, cut to retain the appearance of natural rock, the front face of which is smooth and bears the inscription. This reads "To the memory of the men of Selmeston and Alciston who fell in the Great War 1914 -1918", followed by fifteen names. It stands at a road junction on the edge of the village of Selmeston, in sight of two listed buildings.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE
War memorials qualify for listing because of their historical and cultural significance at a local and national level. The design of this cross is exceptionally simple and a powerful memorial to those who died in the First World War.


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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