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Latitude: 51.8553 / 51°51'18"N
Longitude: 0.9592 / 0°57'33"E
OS Eastings: 603883
OS Northings: 221549
OS Grid: TM038215
Mapcode National: GBR SNM.PB6
Mapcode Global: VHKG6.KMYM
Entry Name: War Memorial in the Churchyard of St Mary's Church
Listing Date: 18 June 2007
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392077
English Heritage Legacy ID: 502684
Location: Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7
Civil Parish: Wivenhoe
Built-Up Area: Wivenhoe
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Wivenhoe St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
986/0/10067 HIGH STREET
18-JUN-07 War Memorial in the churchyard of St M
First World War Memorial with additions from the Second World War and conflicts in Northern Ireland. Constructed of granite with stone base.
The memorial takes the form of a 3.35m tall Latin cross. The slightly tapering cross shaft surmounts a sloping plinth placed on four square steps standing on a high stone base. Inscriptions in black lettering on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription ON WEST FACE reads
IN MEMORY OF/THE BRAVE MEN OF WIVENHOE/WO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH/THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/'LEST WE FORGET'
Inscription ON NORTH FACE reads
TO THE HONOURED MEMORY/OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE WORLD WAR OF 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription ON SOUTH FACE reads
PTE JAMES HOUSTON/KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS/KILLED: NORTHERN IRELAND 13.12.89
SOURCES: UK National Inventory of War Memorials ref: 22425
HISTORY: This war memorial was unveiled on 19 June 1921 by Lt Col T Gibbons.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: War memorials have a very strong historical and cultural significance on both a local and national scale. Erected in 1921, this simple cross is a good example of a memorial which commemorates the fallen of both World Wars, as well as one soldier from the conflicts in Northern Ireland. It has additional interest for its relationship with the Grade II* listed St Mary's Church.
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, 12 January 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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