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Ansley War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ansley, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5306 / 52°31'50"N

Longitude: -1.5703 / 1°34'13"W

OS Eastings: 429244

OS Northings: 292614

OS Grid: SP292926

Mapcode National: GBR 5J7.CSW

Mapcode Global: VHBWB.QNPD

Entry Name: Ansley War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 March 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507505

Location: Ansley, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV10

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Ansley

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Ansley St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

ANSLEY

1728/0/10021 BIRMINGHAM ROAD
31-MAR-10 Ansley War Memorial

II
A war memorial, erected in 1921, by an unknown architect. The memorial comprises a Portland stone cross on a slender, tapering octagonal shaft which stands on a stepped, square plinth with mouldings to top and bottom, below which is a three-stepped base. The whole memorial stands on a raised platform with battered sides, clad in roughly-squared Hollingford sandstone. The pedestal is inscribed on its western face: TO THE HONOUR / OF THE ANSLEY MEN WHO / SERVED THEIR COUNTRY / IN HIS MAJESTYS FORCES / DURING THE GREAT WARS / 1914 - 1919 / "LEST WE FORGET" / 1939 - 1945. The eastern face carries a modern, rectangular slate plaque with painted lettering giving the names of the 32 men who died in World War I, and the eight casualties from World War II.

HISTORY: The land upon which the memorial stands was gifted to the Parish Council by the Ansley Coal and Iron Company on 21 August 1920. The memorial was dedicated on 21 August 1921 by Dr Charles Lisle-Carr, the Bishop of Coventry. The memorial was originally flanked by two gun carriages, but these were removed at the outbreak of World War II.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: Ansley war memorial is recommended for designation at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Social interest: an eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community
* Historic interest: it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context
* Architectural interest: it is a well executed war memorial of simple, elegant design

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, 17 January 2017.

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

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial on Birmingham Road in Ansley, erected in 1921, is recommended for designation at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Social interest: an eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community
* Historic interest: it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context
* Architectural interest: it is a well executed war memorial of simple, elegant design

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