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South Reddish War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Reddish South, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.4244 / 53°25'27"N

Longitude: -2.1543 / 2°9'15"W

OS Eastings: 389845

OS Northings: 391963

OS Grid: SJ898919

Mapcode National: GBR FXDV.D5

Mapcode Global: WHB9W.W6B4

Entry Name: South Reddish War Memorial

Listing Date: 26 November 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1411126

Location: Stockport, SK5

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Reddish South

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Heaton Reddish St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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War memorial commemorating dead of World War I. White granite.


DESCRIPTION: the memorial has a stepped three-stage square base. The upper stage has text in relief lead lettering saying ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / ALL IN SOUTH REDDISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1918. Above is a tall, battered pillar, with the names of the men and their regiments recorded in lead lettering on the four faces. It is surmounted by an entablature with PRO PATRIA in relief lettering on the frieze. This supports a Celtic cross rising from a rocky base with a relief-carved wreath to each face. The cross has relief rosettes at its centre and on each arm, with ropework carving on the circular element.

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 August 2017.


The war memorial was erected by public subscription to commemorate the soldiers of South Reddish who died in World War I. The men listed are from a number of different regiments including the local 2nd Manchester Regiment, 1st Cheshire Regiment, various Lancashire regiments, as well as men from a number of Welsh and Scottish regiments, and even a soldier from the Australian Infantry, reflecting the diverse community of the area.

Reasons for Listing

South Reddish War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic Interest: as a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of world events upon an individual community, commemorating the men from the parish of South Reddish who lost their lives fighting in the First World War;
* Design: a well-designed stone memorial incorporating a Celtic cross.

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