Bishop's Stortford War Memorial

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Reference WMO250282

Address:

Castle Gardens

The Causeway

Bishop's Stortford

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: War memorial. 1920/21, by H.J. Chetwood for the Bishop's Stortford War Memorial Committee. Ashlar. Classical design with obelisk on tall plinth, set on an octagonal base of four steps. Plinth has corner scrolls and side panels inscribed with names of the fallen. Further names are inscribed on sloping tablets leaning against foot of plinth. Above plinth, around the base of the obelisk, are dedication panels with broken pediments above and carved military trophies at each corner. These trophies illustrate First World War uniform and weaponry, including: an airman's goggles, gloves and bomb; a cape and sword; satchel, belt and rifle, and a machine gun with ammunition. Unveiled April 3rd 1921 (Herts and Essex Observer April 9th 1921). c Historic England Listing entry
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Grade II (England)

1246855

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