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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2463 / 51°14'46"N

Longitude: -0.5715 / 0°34'17"W

OS Eastings: 499805

OS Northings: 150654

OS Grid: SU998506

Mapcode National: GBR FCC.SF0

Mapcode Global: VHFVG.1XRY

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 2 October 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421067

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Friary and St Nicolas

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Stoke-next-Guildford

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Summary

First World War memorial of c1922.

Description

This freestanding war memorial is situated north of the junction of Stoke and Stocton Roads. It is of wheeled Celtic cross form with a tapering shaft of tooled granite, stepped pedestal and an octagonal base of coursed Bargate stone. The carved inscription at the pedestal includes the following dedication: 'IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THOSE FROM / THIS PARISH OF STOKE NEXT GUILDFORD / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / FOR KING AND COUNTRY HONOUR AND FREEDOM / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914–1918'. Names and ranks of the fallen are recorded below.


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

This War Memorial commemorates the fallen of the First World War and was built c1922 by subscriptions raised by the parishioners of Stoke Next Guildford. In 1989 it was moved from its original position north of St John’s Church and re-erected in its present position.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Stoke Road, Guildford is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Group value: with the Church of St. John the Evangelist to the north, listed at Grade II*.

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