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Belmont War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Belmont, London

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Latitude: 51.3439 / 51°20'38"N

Longitude: -0.2023 / 0°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 525303

OS Northings: 162073

OS Grid: TQ253620

Mapcode National: GBR CM.1PK

Mapcode Global: VHGRQ.FHX2

Plus Code: 9C3X8QVX+H3

Entry Name: Belmont War Memorial

Listing Date: 20 March 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1444883

ID on this website: 101444883

Location: Belmont, Sutton, London, SM2

County: London

District: Sutton

Electoral Ward/Division: Belmont

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sutton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Belmont St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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War memorial in the form of a cross set on a pedestal.


Stone cross replete with laurel wreath, resting on a tall, multi-layered pedestal. The front face of the pedestal bears a plaque reading: TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND / IN MEMORY OF THE / BELMONT MEN / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / AND / THOSE MEN AND WOMEN / OF BELMONT / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945. The right and left sides both bear plaques with the names of the Fallen. The back face bears a laurel wreath. The memorial rests on a slightly raised circular platform.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 21 March 2017.


The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Belmont as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. It was designed by the architect EP Archer and was unveiled on the 1 January 1921.

Reasons for Listing

Belmont 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 this local community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: as an imposing and dignified stone cross war memorial.

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