Ashford Carbonell War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1427743

Date first listed: 13-Jul-2015

Location Description: The Village Hall, Ashford Carbonell, Ludlow, Shropshire

Map

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Location

Location Description: The Village Hall, Ashford Carbonell, Ludlow, Shropshire

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Ashford Carbonel

National Grid Reference: SO5244370760

Summary

A village war memorial of c1920.

Reasons for Designation

Ashford Carbonell War Memorial, Shropshire, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: as a characterful and well-realised war memorial which adds to the amenity of the conservation area in which it is sited.

History

The memorial appears to date from the period around 1920.

Details

A village war memorial of c1920.

MATERIAL and PLAN: the monument takes the former of a rock-faced boulder of green sandstone which has an uneven outline. This is set above a stepped base and a rectangular platform. The memorial is set on the west side of the village street, in front of the village hall.

DETAILS: the east face of the boulder, fronting the roadway, has a recessed panel to its centre with a raised surround. The central panel has a roughly-hewn background against which are raised ashlar carvings of a laurel wreath and a sword in relief. The top step of the plinth is inscribed β€˜IN / GRATEFUL AND HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1918’. Names of the fallen are inscribed below.



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, 23 November 2017.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 23 November 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/251965
War Memorials Register, accessed 19 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/13765

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