Albrighton War Memorial

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Reference WMO245136

Address:

High Street

opp Rectory Road

Albrighton

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Calvary
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Set back off the road in a small garden. Historic England listing entry - A wooden calvary beneath a curved canopy with the Christ figure carved from olive wood. Two metres high overall. On the shaft beneath are carved 1914-1918 followed by 19 names ordered by surname; and 1939-1945 followed by eight names. The calvary is set on a two-stepped stone base. HISTORY: The memorial was unveiled in 1920. It is now cared for by the parish council and remains the focus of commemorative activity. REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: Albrighton's war memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * as the memorial to the members of this community who gave their lives in the First and Second World War * erected soon after the First War, in 1920, its calvary form remembers roadside calvaries seen in Flanders
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Grade II (England)

1392640

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