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Manuden War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Manuden, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9188 / 51°55'7"N

Longitude: 0.1671 / 0°10'1"E

OS Eastings: 549130

OS Northings: 226694

OS Grid: TL491266

Mapcode National: GBR MD5.M2N

Mapcode Global: VHHLN.V15C

Entry Name: Manuden War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 April 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1444653

Location: Manuden, Uttlesford, Essex, CM23

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Manuden

Built-Up Area: Manuden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Manuden St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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First World War memorial. Erected in 1921. Architect unknown.


First World War memorial. Erected in 1921. Architect unknown.
MATERIALS: Carved from granite.
DESCRIPTION: Manuden War Memorial is located in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin (Grade II*-listed).
The monument comprises a block built monolith with arched capstone. There is a stone panel inset into the front face of the memorial. The panel is inscribed: 1914 1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE GALLANT / MEN OF MANUDEN/ WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR / THEIR COUNTRY / DURING THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES). The top of the panel also has a carved cross surrounded by a crown.
The memorial sits on a single-stepped stone 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, 5 June 2017.


The aftermath of the First World War saw an unprecedented wave of public commemoration with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. One such memorial was erected on 21 September 1921 in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Manuden.

Reasons for Listing

Manuden War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard of the church of St Mary the Virgin, 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 block-built monolith with arched capstone;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed church of St Mary the Virgin and Grade II-houses on The Street.

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