Ford War Memorial, St Michael's Church, Ford
- HER Number (PRN): 31363
- Site Name : Ford War Memorial, St Michael's Church, Ford
- Protected Status:
Grade: II Ref No.: 1428272 Title: Ford War Memorial, Churchyard of St Michael, Ford Type: Listed Building
- Civil Parish:
- Grid Reference: SJ
- Brief Description: A churchyard war memorial, unveiled by Captain Naylor and dedicated by The Revd. RH Croft on 4 July 1920. It is protected by Grade II Listing.
- Description: No description or inscription given in IWM Database. <1>
Photograph taken on 14th April 2015. <2>
Listed at Grade II on the 19th of August, 2015.
History: The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was the Ford War Memorial in Shropshire. An architectural drawing of this exists, signed by Nicholson and Clarke of Cathedral Chambers, Hereford and dated 4 December 1919. Money was raised by public subscription. The monument was unveiled by Captain Naylor and dedicated by The Revd. RH Craft on 4 July 1920.
Details: A churchyard war memorial, designed by Nicholson and Clarke of Cathedral Chambers, Hereford in December 1919 and unveiled and dedicated in July 1920.
MATERIALS and PLAN: the memorial is of limestone. The sloping site on which the monument is set is compensated for by a domed platform. Above this is a stepped octagonal plinth. The base of the monument is square and the shaft of the cross is octagonal, as are the arms of the cross.
The cross head has cusps to its arms and a moulded band to its neck. The shaft is gently tapered and has broaches to the bottom, where it rises from the square base. The east front of the base is inscribed TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 -1919 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. Names are inscribed on the flanks of the base. The upper step of the plinth is inscribed IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WORLD WAR 1939 1945. Names are recorded below. <3>
- Record Type: Monument
(01) Online database: Imperial War Museum. Imperial War Museum: National Inventory of War Memorials. 14118. (02) SMR comment: Haynes J B. 2014 onwards. Comments by J B Haynes, HER Compiler. (03) List of Buildings: Department of the Environment (DoE). 1986-Mar-18. 41st List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Vol 1101-0. List volume. p41. 11th Amendment (Addition) 19/08/2015.
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- For more information contact: Shropshire Council HER
- Date Created: 07/05/2015 13:26:33
- Date Last Edited: 24/08/2015 12:36:46