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Ashford Carbonell War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashford Carbonell, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3329 / 52°19'58"N

Longitude: -2.6993 / 2°41'57"W

OS Eastings: 352443

OS Northings: 270760

OS Grid: SO524707

Mapcode National: GBR BL.V457

Mapcode Global: VH84B.5MBH

Plus Code: 9C4V88M2+47

Entry Name: Ashford Carbonell War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1427743

Location: Ashford Carbonel, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ashford Carbonel

Built-Up Area: Ashford Carbonell

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ashford Carbonell

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Summary


A village war memorial of c1920.

Description

A village war memorial of c1920.

MATERIAL and PLAN: the monument takes the former of a rock-faced boulder of green sandstone which has an uneven outline. This is set above a stepped base and a rectangular platform. The memorial is set on the west side of the village street, in front of the village hall.

DETAILS: the east face of the boulder, fronting the roadway, has a recessed panel to its centre with a raised surround. The central panel has a roughly-hewn background against which are raised ashlar carvings of a laurel wreath and a sword in relief. The top step of the plinth is inscribed β€˜IN / GRATEFUL AND HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1918’. Names of the fallen are inscribed below.

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, 23 November 2017.

History

The memorial appears to date from the period around 1920.

Reasons for Listing

Ashford Carbonell War Memorial, Shropshire, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: as a characterful and well-realised war memorial which adds to the amenity of the conservation area in which it is sited.

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