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Rossett War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Rossett, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1079 / 53°6'28"N

Longitude: -2.9496 / 2°56'58"W

OS Eastings: 336525

OS Northings: 357166

OS Grid: SJ365571

Mapcode National: GBR 77.8B04

Mapcode Global: WH88S.N4MR

Entry Name: Rossett War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 October 1996

Last Amended: 18 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17454

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Located in the graveyard of Christ Church, Rossett, adjacent to its front wall to Chester Road as it turns a corner towards Marford and crosses the River Alyn.

County: Wrexham

Community: Rossett (Yr Orsedd)

Community: Rossett

Built-Up Area: Rossett

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Constructed after World War I as a memorial to those who died from the surrounding area. Panels for the fallen of World War II added subsequently.

Exterior

Stone, late Gothic Revival, war memorial. Set on a plinth of three stone steps in octagonal plan a square stone base with deeply chamfered corners. The chamfers have shallow blind tracery panels with a tracery pattern of three ogee arches, one above the other, appropriate to the Trevalyn estate houses which are a feature of the locality. The main panels are reserved for eight copper panels bearing the names of the fallen, two panels being placed on each side. The base is surmounted by a merlon-crenellated string course which gives way to inclined stone work to the shaft of the memorial. The shaft is carved to represent the top of a Gothic spire, of octagonal section, supported on the four chamfered sides by thin angle-stepped buttresses, and surmounted by a cross.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Christ Church and as a good example of a War Memorial.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Christ Church
    Located to the north of the B 5102 Chester road as it turns south towards the Alyn Bridge. Reached by a Lych gate with carved bargeboards and an inscription dated 1899.
  • II* Rossett Mill
    Situated slightly back from the north-west of the B 5102 Chester Road and to the north of the main village of Rossett. Stands in its own grounds with new stable developments to the rear south of the A
  • II* Trevalyn Hall (including former lodge)
    Situated in its own grounds set back, and to the south-east, of the Chester Road (B5102)
  • II The Courtyard (formerly known as Trevalyn Hall Service Wing)
    Situated, and adjoined to, the rear of Trevalyn Hall by a linking corridor and Porter's Lodge. In its own grounds to the south-east of the B5102, Chester Road.
  • II Rossett Hall Hotel
    Located in its own grounds and set back from the north side of the B 5445 Chester Road, and with Rossett Hall Farm to the north. Reached by a private drive from the road opposite the corner of Rosse
  • II Canister Cottage
    Situated in its own enclosed garden to the eastern side of the Chester Road. Opposite open agricultural land farmed by Rossett Hall Farm.
  • II Former Stable-block to NE of Trevalyn Hospital
    Located to the south-east of Trevalyn Hall and to the north-east of Trevalyn House, reached by a private drive from Manor Lane.
  • II Trevalyn Hospital (formerly known as Trevalyn House)
    Located off a private drive from Manor Lane which joins the B 5445 Chester Road at the Alyn Bridge. Set within an important garden and pleasure grounds including associated structures.

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