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Monument at Junction of A45 and Fosse Way, Stretton-on-Dunsmore

Description: Monument at Junction of A45 and Fosse Way

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 308843

OS Grid Reference: SP4148673266
OS Grid Coordinates: 441486, 273266
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3559, -1.3923

Location: London Road, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire CV23 9HU

Locality: Stretton-on-Dunsmore
Local Authority: Rugby Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV23 9HU

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Listing Text

5/57 Monument at the junction of
the A45 and the Fosse Way

- II

Shown on Ordnance Survey map as War Memorial.
Monument. c.1918. Portland stone. Baroque style. High moulded and banded
pedestal with cornice. Obelisk has square moulded urn finial with crown.
Pedestal has moulded panel with inscription: `Here in the centre of England
where Telford's coaching road from London to Holyhead is crossed by the Roman
Fosse Way on the 12th of March 1915 His Majesty King George V reviewed his
troops of the immortal XXIX Division shortly before they embarked for active
service in Gallipoli. In memory of their stay in Warwickshire 1914-15 and their
incomparable services since, the avenue on this road was replanted and this
monument erected by inhabitants of the county'. The pedestal is also inscribed
with the names of the officers.

Listing NGR: SP4148673266

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Source: English Heritage

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