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Beckbury War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Shifnal, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6114 / 52°36'41"N

Longitude: -2.3482 / 2°20'53"W

OS Eastings: 376519

OS Northings: 301573

OS Grid: SJ765015

Mapcode National: GBR 07M.74S

Mapcode Global: WH9DJ.WMZC

Plus Code: 9C4VJM62+HP

Entry Name: Beckbury War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 December 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1431809

Location: Beckbury, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Beckbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Beckbury St Milburga

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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A churchyard war memorial of c. 1920 with additions later additions.


A churchyard war memorial of c. 1920 with additions of after 1945.
MATERIALS and PLAN: red sandstone. A cross with tapered shaft, base, plinth and stepped platform.
The cross has octagonal arms with trefoil ends to its cap and arms. The tapered, octagonal shaft has a moulded ring to its top, where it joins the cross and mouldings above the base. The octagonal top of the base dies back to a square lower body. It is inscribed on its northern side with the wording ‘TO / THE GLORY OF / GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF ALL / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1919 / ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM THIS PARISH’. The other three sides are inscribed with the names of the fallen below an inscribed cross. The square platform has three steps and the topmost on the north side has been extended and is inscribed ‘AND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 – 1945’ with names recorded 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, 19 January 2017.


A churchyard war memorial of c. 1920 with additions of after 1945. The memorial was cleaned and restored in 2014.

Reasons for Listing

Beckbury 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 simple form of a cross;
* Group value: with the church of St Milburga (listed Grade II*).

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