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Latitude: 52.7506 / 52°45'2"N
Longitude: -1.1468 / 1°8'48"W
OS Eastings: 457688
OS Northings: 317337
OS Grid: SK576173
Mapcode National: GBR 8L2.JW6
Mapcode Global: WHDHY.C455
Entry Name: Barrow Upon Soar War Memorial
Listing Date: 1 September 2005
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392758
English Heritage Legacy ID: 493382
Location: Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12
Civil Parish: Barrow upon Soar
Built-Up Area: Barrow upon Soar
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Barrow-upon-Soar Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
BARROW UPON SOAR
87/0/10003 MELTON ROAD
01-SEP-05 Barrow upon Soar War Memorial
War memorial. 1921. Designed by William Douglas Caroe (1865-1938). Clipsham stone. A cross on a tall shaft raised on a square pedestal and stepped octagonal base. Decorative carved features include a niche near the foot of the shaft containing a figure of St George. Inscribed "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" and with the names of those that died.
In 1920 the Parish Council decided to erect a memorial to the dead of the First World War. Paid for by public subscription, it was dedicated in May 1921 by Col R E Martin of the Leicestershire Regiment. It was subsequently also dedicated to the dead of the Second World War.
Summary of Importance: A good example of a memorial to the dead of the First and Second World Wars. Designed by an eminent architect.
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, 19 January 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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