ARDELEY

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Reference WMO/109304

Address:

St Lawrence's Churchyard

Village Green

Ardeley

Stevenage

SG2 7AG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Iron
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Limestone
  • Stone Portland stone
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The war memorial at Ardeley in north east Hertfordshire is a shrine containing a (replacement) statue of St George dressed as a medieval knight with a large shield. The base of the shrine is flint and brick, and the statue stands within a niche below a keystone. On either side of the niche are plaques with dedications and the names of the fallen inscribed upon them. The shrine has a gabled tile roof supported by wooden battens and a metal cross as a finial, with decoration attached to the shaft. It is situated within a memorial garden in front of trees, and behind shaped yew trees. The memorial garden is beside the churchyard of St Lawrence.
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REMEMBER/ BEFORE GOD/ THE ARDELEY/ MEN WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 - 1919 ((names) 1939-1945 (names)

Grade II (England)

1101446

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