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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton Down, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4682 / 51°28'5"N

Longitude: -2.6135 / 2°36'48"W

OS Eastings: 357483

OS Northings: 174538

OS Grid: ST574745

Mapcode National: GBR C3D.YJ

Mapcode Global: VH88M.NC7B

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 28 May 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425925

Location: Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton Down

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton All Saints with St John

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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A memorial cross constructed of stone, erected in 1920.


A war memorial, erected in 1920.

MATERIALS: constructed of stone.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial is a freestanding cross. It has a two-stepped octagonal base surmounted by an octagonal plinth and shaft. At the top of the shaft is a moulded capital with rose details, surmounted by a cross fleurie. The plinth has decorative gothic detailing including corners representing buttresses with offsets and ogee-arched tracery with trefoils. The names of the fallen are inscribed in the moulded panels of the plinth. The north face is inscribed: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH/ THIS CHURCH AND PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ R.I.P./ THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US/ BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY. Below is inscribed: 1939-1945 (NAMES).

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 15 December 2016.


The war memorial was dedicated by the Bishop of Bristol in October 1920. It appears to be little altered since its first construction, although it was restored in the late C20.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Whiteladies Road, Bristol is listed at Grade II following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a simple cross design, well-crafted in dressed stone;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered;
* Group value: it groups well with the neighbouring listed building.

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