National Shell Filling Factory Explosion

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Reference #251123

Address:

Chetwynd Road

Beeston

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Other Concrete
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: War Memorial. 1918. Concrete with ashlar dressings. Stepped square plinth. Truncated pyramid with vermiculated surface, obelisk finial. Inscribed bronze plaque to south. Railing of upright shell cases linked by chain. The memorial commemorates workers killed in accidents at the factory, particularly in the explosion of 1 July 1918 c Historic England listing entry The memorial appears to be inside a restricted area. WMOnline also records a memorial at the burial site which refers to the explosion having been in Chilwell.
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Grade II (England)

1263868

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