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West End War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in West End, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.342 / 51°20'31"N

Longitude: -0.6441 / 0°38'38"W

OS Eastings: 494542

OS Northings: 161201

OS Grid: SU945612

Mapcode National: GBR FB3.S04

Mapcode Global: VHFV0.SJCJ

Entry Name: West End War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 January 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406090

Location: West End, Surrey Heath, Surrey, GU24

County: Surrey

District: Surrey Heath

Civil Parish: West End

Built-Up Area: Woking

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Bisley and West End

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Summary

West End war memorial, 1923 to commemorate the men of West End who fell during the First World War. Those who fell during the Second World War are also commemorated.

Description

The memorial is of stone and takes the form of a Celtic wheel cross with a wide shaft. The monument stands 3.3 metres high on a two-step base; the top step bears the inscription:

THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALL WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE / AND IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1939-1945

The shaft of the cross bears the Roll of Honour on both sides.


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, 5 December 2016.

History

West End war memorial was unveiled on 3 April 1923 and stood at the junction of the High Street and Guildford Road. The memorial was executed by the London Necropolis Company at their works at Brookwood, Surrey, and was paid for by public subscription. Names of those who fell during the Second World War were added subsequently.

In December 1972 the memorial was moved to its present location, at the junction of Church Road and Windlesham Road.

Reasons for Listing

West End war memorial, erected in 1923, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* Historical interest: as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by this community in both World Wars, it is of strong historic and cultural significance both at a local and a national level.

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