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Hadley War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Telford, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.7046 / 52°42'16"N

Longitude: -2.4843 / 2°29'3"W

OS Eastings: 367370

OS Northings: 311987

OS Grid: SJ673119

Mapcode National: GBR BW.2P2S

Mapcode Global: WH9D2.T85Y

Entry Name: Hadley War Memorial

Listing Date: 16 January 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493507

Location: Hadley and Leegomery, Telford and Wrekin, TF1

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Hadley & Leegomery

Built-Up Area: Telford

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hadley Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


1126/1/10059 Hadley war memorial

War memorial. 1953. Architect unknown. Aberdeen granite. Cenotaph raised on two stone steps and concave chamfered plinth. The memorial is in a minimal style with a strong vertical emphasis expressed through the sharply ridged corners. The inscriptions read as follows: Sepulchre: THESE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE. Pillar: List of names of those who fell in both world wars. Plinth: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE/FROM HADLEY AND DISTRICT/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRAFICE/IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY. Top step: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

HISTORY: The memorial was unveiled in 1953 by Colonel H B Sankey; the committee to raise funds for the memorial having been formed in 1919. Proceeds from the local 1951 Festival of Britain celebrations were also donated to the memorial committee.

War memorials are highly significant commemorative structures with a strong historical and cultural connection to many small communities across the country. This granite cenotaph, unveiled in 1953, is striking in its simplicity and stands as an arresting monument within the town commemorating the dead of Hadley from both world wars.

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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