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Moulsham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7276 / 51°43'39"N

Longitude: 0.469 / 0°28'8"E

OS Eastings: 570611

OS Northings: 206091

OS Grid: TL706060

Mapcode National: GBR PKJ.RC9

Mapcode Global: VHJK2.2VS0

Plus Code: 9F32PFH9+2H

Entry Name: Moulsham War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 February 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1452905

Location: Moulsham and Central, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Electoral Ward/Division: Moulsham and Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Chelmsford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Tagged with: War memorial


First World War memorial, 1920, designed by Mr Wykeham Chancellor.


First World War memorial, 1920, designed by Mr Wykeham Chancellor.

MATERIALS: a Latin cross in Portland stone.

DESCRIPTION: Moulsham War Memorial is located within the churchyard of the Church of St John the Evangelist (Grade II).

The memorial consists of a Portland stone Latin cross on a tapering shaft. The shaft ends in a cushion pad which sits on an octagonal plinth on a two-stepped base. The inscription reads IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF MOULSHAM/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES).

It stands in an area of shingle within the churchyard.

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, 27 February 2018.


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. One such memorial was unveiled at Moulsham on 7 November 1920 by Major-General Sir S W Hare, as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the war.

The memorial was designed by Mr Wykeham Chancellor and cost over £200. It commemorates 87 local servicemen who died during the First World War. A further 20 names were added following the unveiling.

Reasons for Listing

Moulsham War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact on the local community of the events of the First World War.

Architectural interest:

* the memorial is a graceful and sombre stone cross, neatly made and well-proportioned.

Group value:

* with the Church of St John the Evangelist (Grade II).

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