TABLETS RECORDING THE NAMES OF THE DEAD FROM TWO WORLD WARS ADJACENT TO ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1391861
Date first listed:
16-Dec-2004
Statutory Address:
TABLETS RECORDING THE NAMES OF THE DEAD FROM TWO WORLD WARS ADJACENT TO ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS CHURCH, CHURCHFIELDS

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Location

Statutory Address:
TABLETS RECORDING THE NAMES OF THE DEAD FROM TWO WORLD WARS ADJACENT TO ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS CHURCH, CHURCHFIELDS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Wyre Forest (District Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SO8300776897

Details



954/0/10031 CHURCHFIELDS 16-DEC-04 Tablets recording the names of the dea d from two World Wars adjacent to St M ary and All Saints Church

GV II War Memorial. 1922. Designed by G.H.Goodwin and executed by George Brown & Sons. Limestone with bronze plaque to the centre and metal railings. The tablets bearing the names of the dead are arranged against a curved back wall from which 2 spur walls with benches project at right angles. Against these further tablets were placed recording the 146 men and women who lost their lives in World War II. To the centre of the memorial the walling is ramped at either side of a small, semi-circular pediment. Below are two inscribed quotations: "THESE DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH / A MAN MAY DIE / FIGHTING FOR GOOD AND RIGHT / AND LIBERTY / AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY" [John Oxenham] and "SO THEY PASSED OVER & ALL THE TRUMPETS / SOUNDED FOR THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE" [John Bunyan]. One part of a fine War Memorial which was set up in the centre of Kidderminster to commemorate the many people who gave their lives in both World Wars. The memorial forms a group with the Sculpture of the Angel of Peace, Churchfields, Kidderminster and the Church of All Saints, Churchfields, Kidderminster [q.v.].

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 18 January 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
491451
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 18 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/120369
War Memorials Register, accessed 18 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/2200

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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