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Roehampton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Roehampton and Putney Heath, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4504 / 51°27'1"N

Longitude: -0.2358 / 0°14'8"W

OS Eastings: 522684

OS Northings: 173850

OS Grid: TQ226738

Mapcode National: GBR 9Q.C7J

Mapcode Global: VHGR3.VTP1

Entry Name: Roehampton War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425491

Location: Wandsworth, London, SW15

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Roehampton and Putney Heath

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Roehampton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Summary

First World War memorial in the form of a stone cross.

Description

The memorial is of stone construction and approximately four metres in height. It is Tudor-esque in its detailing and takes the form of a cross raised on a tall octagonal column. The column stands on an octagonal plinth, raised on a three-stepped octagonal base. In a ring around the column are four canopied niches with small figurative carvings inside. The plinth has embattled cresting, and the faces are carved alternately with Tudor roses and shields with heraldic imagery. The faces of the top step are carved with the inscription: IN HONOUR OF / THE MEN OF / ROEHAMPTON / WHO FOUGHT / AND DIED IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918.

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, 17 February 2017.

History

Roehampton War Memorial commemorates the men of Roehampton who fell in the First World War. The memorial was erected in 1952, replacing an earlier memorial which was largely destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Roehampton War Memorial, which is situated on Putney Heath, 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 First World War;

* Architectural interest: as a handsome memorial cross with Tudor-esque detailing.

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