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Sambrook War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Chetwynd, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.8174 / 52°49'2"N

Longitude: -2.4246 / 2°25'28"W

OS Eastings: 371480

OS Northings: 324517

OS Grid: SJ714245

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.VKLJ

Mapcode Global: WH9CJ.QFMY

Plus Code: 9C4VRH8G+X5

Entry Name: Sambrook War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 June 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1434661

Location: Chetwynd, Telford and Wrekin, TF10

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Chetwynd

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Sambrook St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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First World War memorial of circa 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.


A village war memorial of circa 1920.

MATERIALS AND PLAN: The memorial is constructed of stone and is octagonal in plan.

DESCRIPTION: The memorial stands in the churchyard of St Luke's Church, north-east of the church. It takes the form of a Latin cross which sits atop a tall, tapering shaft, which connects with a square plinth. The principal dedicatory inscription on the north-east face of the plinth reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO/ PERPETUATE IN GRATEFUL AND/ HONOURED MEMORY THE NAMES/ OF PARISHIONERS OF SAMBROOK/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919. The names of the 4 fallen from the First World War are inscribed on the north-west face of the plinth.

A further inscription from after the Second World War reads ALSO IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREATER WAR 1939 - 1945.

Below the plinth is an octagonal, three-stepped base.

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 war memorial of circa 1920 commemorating the fallen of the First World War. Altered after 1945 to include the names of the fallen of the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Sambrook War Memorial 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;
* Design: a well-executed stone cross.

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