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Bracknell War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bracknell, Bracknell Forest

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.415 / 51°24'53"N

Longitude: -0.7498 / 0°44'59"W

OS Eastings: 487039

OS Northings: 169182

OS Grid: SU870691

Mapcode National: GBR D7V.97W

Mapcode Global: VHDX3.YPHM

Entry Name: Bracknell War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 October 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1410904

Location: Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, RG12

County: Bracknell Forest

Civil Parish: Bracknell

Built-Up Area: Bracknell

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Bracknell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Summary

War memorial, 1924, moved to present site 1950.

Description

MATERIALS: limestone with marble inset panels

DESCRIPTION: the memorial takes the form of an angel statue on a stepped base, raised atop a tall Gothic plinth. The angel points heavenwards and carries a trumpet. The base is carved with a simple wreath. The plinth has stepped diagonal buttresses at the corners.

The inscription on the front panel reads: 'In memory of / the men of Bracknell / and district / who gave their lives / for King and Country / in the Great War 1914-1918 / "greater love hath no man than this". The side panels both read, 'And in the World War / 1939-1945'. The rear panel reads: 'Saith / the Angel / "these are they that have / done their duty in this world / and have won everlasting peace; / and ye also will do the same / if ye follow their good example"'.

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, 10 January 2017.

History

Bracknell's war memorial was erected in 1924 to commemorate the dead of World War I. It originally stood on the edge of the old town, at the junction of Binfield Road and Wokingham Road, but was moved to its present location in 1950 as part of the development of Bracknell New Town.

Reasons for Listing

Bracknell war memorial, erected in 1924 and moved to its present position in 1950, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* Historic and communal interest: commemorates the fallen of the two World Wars.

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