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Barrow upon Soar War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7506 / 52°45'2"N

Longitude: -1.1468 / 1°8'48"W

OS Eastings: 457688

OS Northings: 317337

OS Grid: SK576173

Mapcode National: GBR 8L2.JW6

Mapcode Global: WHDHY.C455

Entry Name: Barrow upon Soar War Memorial

Listing Date: 1 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493382

Location: Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Barrow upon Soar

Built-Up Area: Barrow upon Soar

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Barrow-upon-Soar Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Barrow upon Soar War Memorial


War memorial.1921. Designed by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938). Clipsham stone. A cross on a tall shaft raised on a square pedestal and stepped octagonal base. Decorative carved features include a niche near the foot of the shaft containing a figure of St George. Inscribed "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" and with the names of those that died. In 1920 the Parish Council decided to erect a memorial to the dead of the First World War. Paid for by public subscription, it was dedicated in May 1921 by Col R E Martin of the Leicestershire Regiment. It was subsequently also dedicated to the dead of the Second World War.

Summary of Importance: A good example of a memorial to the dead of the First and Second World Wars. Designed by an eminent architect.


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.

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