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Boughton Aluph and Eastwell War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Boughton Lees, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1879 / 51°11'16"N

Longitude: 0.8915 / 0°53'29"E

OS Eastings: 602154

OS Northings: 147162

OS Grid: TR021471

Mapcode National: GBR SXN.J5W

Mapcode Global: VHKKG.DDMP

Entry Name: Boughton Aluph and Eastwell War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 April 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1445138

Location: Boughton Aluph, Ashford, Kent, TN25

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Boughton Aluph

Built-Up Area: Boughton Lees

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Summary


First World War memorial erected in 1921, designed by H Worger, a builder of Boughton Aluph, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

First World War memorial erected in 1921, designed by H Worger, a builder of Boughton Aluph, with later additions for the Second World War.

MATERIALS: the memorial is constructed of rough hewn granite with lead lettering within an iron enclosure.

PLAN: a Latin cross on three square steps within a square railed enclosure.

DESCRIPTION: the cross is 13ft 3in high and 5ft 6in wide. The lower part of the front face of the cross shaft has a polished panel with an inscription in lead lettering reading:

IN/ THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN/ FROM THIS/ PARISH/ WHO DIED IN/ THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR/ COUNTRY/DURING THE/ GREAT WARS (1914-1919) 1939-1945.

The 28 names of the men who died in the First World War and the four who died in the Second World War are inscribed in two columns on the three steps.

The war memorial is set in a planted square enclosure with thin cast iron spear railings and wider principals with ball finials which includes a gate opposite the front face of the cross.

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, 6 June 2017.

History

This war memorial was unveiled on 6 February 1921 by Lady Northcote of Eastwell Manor, who had made a substantial contribution to the £140 building cost. It was designed and erected by the village builder, H G Worger, and the iron railed enclosure was made by Frederick Ladd, the village blacksmith.

Reasons for Listing

Boughton Aluph and Eastwell War Memorial 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 made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a granite war memorial in the form of a Latin Cross of impressive size, inscribed with the names of the parish war casualties;
* Group value: it is situated in a prominent position on the village green, which has eight listed buildings around its sides, within Boughton Lees Conservation Area.

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