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Billericay War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Billericay, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6261 / 51°37'33"N

Longitude: 0.4183 / 0°25'5"E

OS Eastings: 567484

OS Northings: 194691

OS Grid: TQ674946

Mapcode National: GBR NK9.YB9

Mapcode Global: VHJKM.6DG8

Entry Name: Billericay War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 July 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1431204

Location: Billericay, Basildon, Essex, CM12

County: Essex

District: Basildon

Civil Parish: Billericay

Built-Up Area: Billericay

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Billericay and Little Burstead

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

BASILDON,
HIGH STREET,
Billericay War Memorial

GV II


War Memorial. 1921 WWI memorial with 1957 addition of WWII memorial. WWI memorial comprises a Portland stone rectangular plan shaft with entasis. To north face at bottom a panel reads 'To the glory of God and sacred to the memory of the men from this district who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-18', below a carved wreath. Shaft is capped with a stone Patee cross within a circle. This all rests on a tapered concrete plinth of square plan, each side carrying the names of the 62 WWI dead. WWII memorial is separate and to the south. This comprises a series of low walls of red brick in English bond under stone coping. The taller wall to the back has a recessed stone panel carrying the names of the 54 WWII dead. To the front of this to both sides are U-shaped walls facing inwards, altogether the ensemble appears to embrace the earlier memorial.
HISTORY: Unveiled 16 October 1921 by Major General Sir William Thwaites K.C.M.G., C.B. with a Guard of Honour of 40 ex-servicemen under R.S.M. J.W. Wheatley, and dedicated by Rev. SL. Brown, Rural Dean. The additional memorial to the WWII dead was added in 1957, unveiled by Lt.-Col. A.C. Newman. V.C., O.B.E., T.D., D.L.

Group Value with Church of St. Mary Magdalen (q.v.) and the listed buildings to High Street and Chapel Street.


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, 12 January 2017.

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

Description

BASILDON,
HIGH STREET,
Billericay War Memorial

GV II


War Memorial. 1921 WWI memorial with 1957 addition of WWII memorial. WWI memorial comprises a Portland stone rectangular plan shaft with entasis. To north face at bottom a panel reads 'To the glory of God and sacred to the memory of the men from this district who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-18', below a carved wreath. Shaft is capped with a stone Patee cross within a circle. This all rests on a tapered concrete plinth of square plan, each side carrying the names of the 62 WWI dead. WWII memorial is separate and to the south. This comprises a series of low walls of red brick in English bond under stone coping. The taller wall to the back has a recessed stone panel carrying the names of the 54 WWII dead. To the front of this to both sides are U-shaped walls facing inwards, altogether the ensemble appears to embrace the earlier memorial.
HISTORY: Unveiled 16 October 1921 by Major General Sir William Thwaites K.C.M.G., C.B. with a Guard of Honour of 40 ex-servicemen under R.S.M. J.W. Wheatley, and dedicated by Rev. SL. Brown, Rural Dean. The additional memorial to the WWII dead was added in 1957, unveiled by Lt.-Col. A.C. Newman. V.C., O.B.E., T.D., D.L.

Group Value with Church of St. Mary Magdalen (q.v.) and the listed buildings to High Street and Chapel Street.


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, 12 January 2017.

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