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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1916 / 53°11'29"N

Longitude: -2.5291 / 2°31'44"W

OS Eastings: 364742

OS Northings: 366189

OS Grid: SJ647661

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.2XVQ

Mapcode Global: WH99R.31XK

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57387

Location: Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester, CW7

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Winsford

Built-Up Area: Winsford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Over St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

WINSFORD FORMER U.D. HIGH STREET
SJ 66 NW
4/103 War Memorial.
-
- II
Boer War Memorial. Inscribed "Presented by Public Subscription,
1906". Yellow sandstone ashlar base with grey granite body and white
marble statue. Stepped base with canted corners of two steps.
Granite plinth with moulded top bearing inscription. Body of monument
has cartouche in relief and penant above inscribed DULCE ET DECORUM
EST PRO PATRIA MORI and in the cartouche is written:

WINSFORD MEN WHO DIED WHILE SERVING
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN
1899-1902

with a list of names. On the base is inscribed

THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY
GENERAL RIDLEY C.B.
ON THE 24TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1906
ARTHUR HAMLETT, CHAIRMAN ) WINSFORD URBAN
JNO. H. COOKE, CLERK ) DISTRICT COUNCIL

Left hand side inscribed at top:

WINSFORD MEN WHO SERVED IN THE REGULAR ARMY
AND SURVIVED

followed by a list of names. On the right hand side is inscribed:

WINSFORD MEN WHO SERVED AS VOLUNTEERS
AND SURVIVED

followed by a list of names including a section for the St John's
ambulance brigade.

Above this section is a moulded cornice with a white marble effigy
above of a soldier leaning on his upturned rifle with a tree trunk as
support to his right leg.


Listing NGR: SJ6474266189


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 26 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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