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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Albrighton, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6374 / 52°38'14"N

Longitude: -2.285 / 2°17'5"W

OS Eastings: 380812

OS Northings: 304442

OS Grid: SJ808044

Mapcode National: GBR 079.R3M

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.WY3Z

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 July 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504941

Location: Albrighton, Shropshire, WV7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Albrighton

Built-Up Area: Albrighton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Albrighton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

ALBRIGHTON

207/0/10006 NEWPORT ROAD
07-JUL-08 War Memorial

II
Village war memorial. A wooden calvary beneath a curved canopy with the Christ figure carved from olive wood. Two metres high overall. On the shaft beneath are carved 1914-1918 followed by 19 names ordered by surname; and 1939-1945 followed by eight names. The calvary is set on a two-stepped stone base.

HISTORY: The memorial was unveiled in 1920. It is now cared for by the parish council and remains the focus of commemorative activity.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: Albrighton's war memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* as the memorial to the members of this community who gave their lives in the First and Second World War
* erected soon after the First War, in 1920, its calvary form remembers roadside calvaries seen in Flanders

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.

Reasons for Listing

Albrighton's war memorial is designated, for the following principal reasons:
* as the memorial to the members of this community who gave their lives in the First and Second World War
* erected soon after the First War, in 1920, its calvary form remembers roadside calvaries seen in Flanders

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