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Latitude: 52.393 / 52°23'34"N
Longitude: -2.4796 / 2°28'46"W
OS Eastings: 367463
OS Northings: 277331
OS Grid: SO674773
Mapcode National: GBR BW.QB8K
Mapcode Global: VH847.Z30T
Entry Name: Neen Savage War Memorial
Listing Date: 23 August 2016
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1437265
Location: Neen Savage, Shropshire, DY14
Civil Parish: Neen Savage
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Neen Savage
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
A churchyard war memorial of c. 1920.
A churchyard war memorial of c. 1920 and after 1945.
MATERIALS & PLAN: the monument takes the form of a plain ashlar cross with square base and stepped plinth which is placed to the south east of the church and adjacent the churchyard wall, over which it can be clearly seen from the road.
The plain body of the Latin cross is without ornament. It rises from a square base which is inscribed to its eastern side: ‘IN MEMORY OF / THE VALIANT MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE / SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY / DURING THE GREAT WAR. / 1914 – 1918 / “DO THOU FOR ENGLAND LIVE: / WE FOR ENGLAND DIED”. Names of the fallen are inscribed on the flanks. On the western side is inscribed: ‘ALSO THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 – 1945’ with names of the fallen, below which is “AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN / THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”.
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, 23 November 2017.
The monument appears to date from c. 1920 and was added to after 1945.
Neen Savage war memorial, Shropshire is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact 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 plain, ashlar Latin cross on a square base;
* Group value: the monument has group value with the church of St Mary, Neen Savage (Grade II*).
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