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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Merton, London

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Latitude: 51.4104 / 51°24'37"N

Longitude: -0.2021 / 0°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 525139

OS Northings: 169461

OS Grid: TQ251694

Mapcode National: GBR CG.V0Q

Mapcode Global: VHGRB.GT15

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491139

Location: Merton, London, SW19

County: London

District: Merton

Electoral Ward/Division: Merton Park

Built-Up Area: Merton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Merton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

1329/0/10066 CHURCH LANE
15-MAR-04 War Memorial
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

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, 16 February 2017.

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

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