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Marlborough War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4214 / 51°25'16"N

Longitude: -1.7275 / 1°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 419045

OS Northings: 169186

OS Grid: SU190691

Mapcode National: GBR 4X2.VF6

Mapcode Global: VHC1P.0JLQ

Entry Name: Marlborough War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 December 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1437470

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Marlborough

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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A war memorial cenotaph of interwar date.


A war memorial cenotaph of interwar date, extended and restored in 2014.

MATERIALS: of ashlar stone on a composite stone base with bronze plaques.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is a cenotaph on a square two-stepped base. The cenotaph has wide joints and to the front (south-east) face is a bronze plaque with a Classical entablature and which reads: 1914-1918/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF MARLBOROUGH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY./ NAMES. To each side are smaller bronze wing panels that read: IN MEMORY OF/ THE/ MEN OF/ MARLBOROUGH/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-1945/ NAMES. The elements of 2014 date are not of special interest*.

* Pursuant to s.1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’) it is declared that these aforementioned features are not of special architectural or historic interest.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 23 February 2017.


The war memorial commemorates the men of Marlborough who died in the First and Second World Wars and is originally of interwar date. It is shown on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1943, although the names of the fallen in the Second World War were added later, and the memorial was significantly enlarged and remodelled in 2014.

Reasons for Listing

The War Memorial in Marlborough, Wiltshire 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 has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a well-crafted cenotaph in dressed stone;
* Group value: it forms a group with a number of listed buildings.

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