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Quatt War Memorial Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Quatt Malvern, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4913 / 52°29'28"N

Longitude: -2.3606 / 2°21'38"W

OS Eastings: 375612

OS Northings: 288220

OS Grid: SO756882

Mapcode National: GBR 08Y.XNQ

Mapcode Global: VH916.1ND0

Entry Name: Quatt War Memorial Cross

Listing Date: 7 December 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1431507

Location: Quatt Malvern, Shropshire, WV15

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Quatt Malvern

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Quatt

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Summary

A churchyard war memorial cross of c. 1920.

Description

A churchyard war memorial cross of c. 1920.

MATERIALS & PLAN: red sandstone. A cross with tapered shaft and a plinth and stepped platform, set to the north of the Church of St Andrew, Quatt.

DETAILS: the arms of the cross have square ends and chamfered angles. The top of the cross has a brattished outline. The shaft has a square section and is tapered. The plinth has a square base and dies back via broaches to its upper, octagonal body. The north face is inscribed: ‘TO THE / GLORY / OF / GOD / A THANK OFFERING FOR / VICTORY & FOR THOSE / SPARED A MEMORIAL OF / THE PART TAKEN BY THE / EMPIRE IN THE GREAT WAR’. At the upper angles on the north side are inscribed ‘1914’ and ‘1918’ and on the south side ‘1939’and ‘1945’. Individual names of the fallen are not recorded.


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, 19 January 2017.

History

The churchyard monument appears to have been constructed c. 1920 with an additional inscription after 1945.

Reasons for Listing

Quatt War Memorial, 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 an accomplished and well-realised war memorial which takes the form of a cross;
* Group value: with the church of St Andrew (listed Grade II*).

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