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War Memorial (including railings)

A Grade II Listed Building in Holt, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.079 / 53°4'44"N

Longitude: -2.8817 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 341033

OS Northings: 353895

OS Grid: SJ410538

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.B2HL

Mapcode Global: WH88T.PVZY

Entry Name: War Memorial (including railings)

Listing Date: 17 July 1996

Last Amended: 17 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16962

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated at the junction of Castle Street, Church Street and Frog Lane at the former Market Place. Set within a square enclosure surrounded by cast iron railings.

County: Wrexham

Community: Holt

Community: Holt

Built-Up Area: Holt

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

War Memorial by Mansley of Chester, commemorating the Great War (1914-18) it was unveiled on August 1st, 1920. It cost over £600 and the money was raised by public subscription. Two additional tablets commemorating the fallen of World War Two were added in 1947.

Exterior

Sandstone obelisk set on square plinth set in turn on a stepped base. The obelisk has carved sword with the words `PRO PATRIA' and inscription `IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR JUSTICE AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR'. Stone plinth has carved lion surmounted by crown with inlaid marble slabs containing the names of the fallen with additional inserts commemorating the fallen of the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a well designed village war memorial and of importance to the history of Holt.

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