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Worth War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Deal, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2565 / 51°15'23"N

Longitude: 1.3481 / 1°20'53"E

OS Eastings: 633709

OS Northings: 156140

OS Grid: TR337561

Mapcode National: GBR X1G.5MK

Mapcode Global: VHLGS.BP14

Plus Code: 9F33784X+H6

Entry Name: Worth War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 October 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393477

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507220

Location: Worth, Dover, Kent, CT14

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Worth

Built-Up Area: Worth

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


WORTH

1410/0/10007 THE STREET
09-OCT-09 Worth War Memorial

II
War memorial. Erected 1920 to honour The Fallen of Worth who gave their lives in the First World War, with a commemoration of The Fallen of the Second World War added subsequently.

Comprises a pyramidal cairn on a square plinth, stepped at the base. It is constructed from rough cut and tooled granite blocks.

A bronze plaque on the west face of the plinth reads:
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, / THESE DIED IN WAR, THAT WE AT PEACE MIGHT LIVE / THESE GAVE THEIR BEST, SO WE OUR BEST SHOULD GIVE / NOT FOR THEMSELVES - FOR JUSTICE, FREEDOM, RIGHT, / THEY FOUGHT, AND BID US FORWARD TO THE FIGHT.
A list of eighteen names follows beneath on the same plaque.

A further small bronze plaque below reads:
ALSO THOSE WHO DIED / 1939-1945
Two names follow beneath on the same plaque.

The memorial stands at the centre of the village to the north-east of the church of St Peter and St Paul's, listed Grade II* and in front of the village pond.

HISTORY
The war memorial was erected to honour The Fallen of Worth who served during the First World War. It was unveiled in 1920 by Earl Beauchamp but the architect is not known.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION
Worth War Memorial meets the criteria for listing at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by this community in two World Wars and as such is of strong historic and cultural significance, both at a local and a national level.
* The memorial is of architectural interest as an example of a cairn type, unusual in the south of Britain.


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, 30 November 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Reasons for Listing

Worth War Memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by this community in two World Wars and as such is of strong historic and cultural significance, both at a local and a national level.
* The memorial is of architectural interest as an example of a cairn type, unusual in the south of Britain.

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