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Munslow War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Munslow, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.483 / 52°28'58"N

Longitude: -2.705 / 2°42'17"W

OS Eastings: 352221

OS Northings: 287461

OS Grid: SO522874

Mapcode National: GBR BL.JNRK

Mapcode Global: VH83K.2VBF

Entry Name: Munslow War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424958

Location: Munslow, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Munslow

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Munslow

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Summary

A war memorial cross of granite erected c. 1919.

Description

A war memorial cross of granite erected c. 1919.

The cross has an elaborate setting of a raised, circular podium, which is approached by steps at either side. The semi-circular front projects across the wide pavement and the curved rear forms a bow in an existing rubble stone wall, which backs onto a garden. This bowed wall supports a wrought iron fence. The memorial, set at the centre of the circular stage, has two steps forming a plinth, the bottom one being polygonal and the upper step square. Above this is a square plinth with chamfered corners. This is inscribed to its east front β€˜To the Glory of God / and in Grateful memory of / (Names) / OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.’ To the south side is inscribed β€˜1939-1945’ / (Names). The cross finial is set above a tall, gently-tapered shaft which has a stepped base with chamfered edges.

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 November 2017.

History

A meeting of the parish council was held in May 1919 to consider the commissioning of a County War Memorial and a parish one. The memorial commemorates the fallen of both World Wars.

Reasons for Listing

Munslow War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: as an accomplished and well-realised war memorial which takes the form of a circular podium, supporting a cross and inscribed plinth;
* Group value: with the Old School House (Grade II) and Munslow Farmhouse (Grade II).

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