Worthen War Memorial
- HER Number (PRN): 31552
- Site Name : Worthen War Memorial
- Protected Status:
Grade: II Ref No.: 1462409 Title: Worthen War Memorial, Montgomery Road, Worthen, Shropshire Type: Listed Building
- Civil Parish:
- Grid Reference: SJ
- Brief Description: A roadside memorial almost opposite the Church. It is protected by Grade II Listing.
- Description: Description: Three stepped base surmounted by square plinth of Darley Dale stone and plain Latin cross. Two bronze plaques mounted on the plinths below the cross. Railings with gate in one side around the memorial. ->
-> Inscription: (Names) / Lest we forget. <1>
Photograph taken on the 3rd July 2015. A hedge surrounds the memorial on three sides to the rear. Metal railings with a gate in the centre are to the front. <2>
Listed at Grade II on 26/02/2019. ->
-> A First World War memorial, unveiled September 1920, with later addition for the Second World War.
MATERIAL Darley Dale stone.
DESCRIPTION The memorial stands in a prominent position in the village, and is set back from the road. It stands upon a paved area and takes the form of a simple Latin cross with a carved foot on a tall plinth with a moulded top and a three-stepped square base. The front (south-east) face of the plinth has a bronze plaque which is inscribed: LEST WE FORGET/ ERECTED 1920/ TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE FROM/ THE PARISH OF WORTHEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES). Below is a second plaque which reads: THIS TABLET IS ADDED/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1938-1945/ (NAMES).
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES In front of the memorial are painted iron railings and a pedestrian gate.
War Memorials Online. Worthen War Memorial, Reference WMO239321, accessed 7 January 2019 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/239321/
War Memorials Register, Ref.13829 Worthen, accessed 7 January 2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/13829
Worthen War Memorial. HER Number: 31552, accessed 7 January 2019 from http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk/collections/getrecord/CCS_MSA34407/ <3>
- Record Type: Monument
(01) Online database: Imperial War Museum. Imperial War Museum: National Inventory of War Memorials. 13829. (02) SMR comment: Haynes J B. 2014 onwards. Comments by J B Haynes, HER Compiler. (03) Advisory designation documentation: Historic England (Designation). 2019-Feb-25. Case Name: Worthen War Memorial - Case Number: 1462258.
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- For more information contact: Shropshire Council HER
- Date Created: 15/07/2015 14:52:18
- Date Last Edited: 27/02/2019 10:19:49