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Stonehouse War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7484 / 51°44'54"N

Longitude: -2.2839 / 2°17'1"W

OS Eastings: 380499

OS Northings: 205563

OS Grid: SO804055

Mapcode National: GBR 0L4.CDW

Mapcode Global: VH94X.CBG0

Entry Name: Stonehouse War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 January 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1431762

Location: Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL10

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Stonehouse

Built-Up Area: Stonehouse

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Stonehouse St Cyr

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary


First World War memorial, 1919.

Description

The memorial stands on a green to the west of the High Street. Built in Bath stone, it comprises a tall Latin cross with octagonal arms and shaft. A reversed sword is carved in relief on the front face of the cross. The moulded foot of the cross shaft rises from an heptagonal plinth that stands on a four-stepped base, the top step of which is square and the rest octagonal. A narrow, octagonal, pavement surrounds the memorial. Bronze plaques are fixed onto each face of the plinth, and on the front face of the top step of the base.

The plaque on the front face of the plinth bears the principal dedication, IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ STONEHOUSE/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING &/ COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT/ WAR./ A.D. 1914 – 1919. The other six plaques on the plinth bear the names of those who died in the First World War.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 10 January 2017.

History

Stonehouse War Memorial was unveiled by Miss Emily Davies and dedicated by Reverend RP Waugh on 12 August 1919, in commemoration of those local servicemen who died during the First World War. Conservation and repair work was carried out in 2009, funded by War Memorials Trust.

Reasons for Listing

Stonehouse War Memorial, situated on War Memorial Green, 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;
* Architectural Interest: a tall and elegant war memorial cross.

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