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Description: War Memorial Approximately 17 Metres to South East of English Lodge
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 258925
OS Grid Reference: SJ3580314331
OS Grid Coordinates: 335803, 314331
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7228, -2.9519
SJ 35802 14329 ALBERBURY WITH ALBERBURY
12/20 War memorial approx.
- 17 metres to south-east
of English Lodge
War memorial. Dated 1919, by Mrs Alfred Sotheby (nee Leighton). Limestone
ashlar. Pedestal design in a free classical style. Square base with
3 steps, moulded plinth, cyma-recta moulded cornice with egg and dart and
bead and reel enrichment, top with carved festoons, and crowning
octagonal aedicule with Ionic columns supporting entablature and ogee
dome with cross finial, and with urn within. Moulded shouldered-arched
recessed panels, commemorating the dead of the "1914-19" (sic) war to
east and west, and the "1939-45" war to north; north side: moulded recessed
panel with a boss relief in the style of Burne-Jones depicting a soldier
and angel, flanking Ionic type pilasters with carved foliage decoration
resting on plinth, carved foliage frieze, and blind round arch above with
moulded architrave and carved scrolled keystone; tympanum inscribed:
"FOR GOD/KING AND COUNTRY" and plinth inscribed: "THE PEOPLE OF ALBERBURY,
BAUSLEY, CARDESTON/AND WATTLESBOROUGH ERECTED THIS MEMORIAL IN 1919/
IN HONOUR OF THE GLORIOUS DEAD HEREON INSCRIBED/AND IN ORDER THAT
FUTURE GENERATIONS MIGHT PRAISE/THEIR GREAT GALLANTRY AND THE SACRIFICE
OF THOSE WHO, SO WILLING, GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE
GREAT WAR OF 1914-19 AND IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945". Mrs Sotheby
was the daughter of Sir Baldwin Leighton (d. 1897) and was much influenced
in her youth by Burne-Jones, a friend of the family. B.O.E., p.54.
Listing NGR: SJ3580314331
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Source: English Heritage
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