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Latitude: 52.0852 / 52°5'6"N
Longitude: -2.0503 / 2°3'0"W
OS Eastings: 396652
OS Northings: 242983
OS Grid: SO966429
Mapcode National: GBR 2K1.BGH
Mapcode Global: VHB0R.DVZC
Plus Code: 9C4V3WPX+3V
Entry Name: Little Comberton War Memorial
Listing Date: 26 November 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1430677
Location: Little Comberton, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR10
Civil Parish: Little Comberton
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Elmley Castle with Netherton, Bricklehampton, Gt Combrton and Lt Comberton
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
First World War Memorial.
Little Comberton War Memorial takes the form of a memorial stone in the shape of a scroll. It is constructed of Portland stone but sits on a Yorkshire stone square base.
An inscription on the face of the memorial reads 1914–1919 followed by the names of all from the parish who served in the First World War. All inscriptions are incised and painted in black enamel except for the three who gave their lives, which are gilded.
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. Erected on land donated by Miss M Parker, Little Comberton was one such memorial. Conservation and repair work was carried out in 2014, funded by War Memorials Trust, included the cleaning of the memorial and the sharpening and repainting of the inscription. The memorial was re-dedicated on 2 November 2014.
Little Comberton War Memorial, situated at the crossroads of Pershore Road, Wick Road and Manor Lane, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20.
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