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Neen Savage War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Neen Savage, Shropshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1437265

Location: Neen Savage, Shropshire, DY14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Neen Savage

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Neen Savage

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Summary


A churchyard war memorial of c. 1920.

Description

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.

History

The monument appears to date from c. 1920 and was added to after 1945.

Reasons for Listing

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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