War Memorial, Merton
Description: War Memorial
Date Listed: 15 March 2004
English Heritage Building ID: 491139
OS Grid Reference: TQ2513969461
OS Grid Coordinates: 525139, 169461
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4104, -0.2021
Location: 60 Church Ln, London, Greater London SW19 3HQ, UK SW19 3HY
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1329/0/10066 CHURCH LANE
15-MAR-04 War Memorial
War memorial. Designed 1920, erected 1921, architect H P Burke Downing. Tall cross on high plinth, incorporating a figure of Christ in Majesty and inscribed 'LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS', and 'IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MERTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914- 18', to which were later added the words 'AND IN THE WAR 1939-45'.
Burke Downing was a significant local architect in the arts and crafts style, and this is a good example of his work at its most severe. As well as a telling memorial to the local men who gave their lives, this monument has exceptional grouping with the listed Church of St Mary.
The Architect, 4 February 1920
Source: English Heritage
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