Shackleford and Peper Harow War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1429560
Date first listed:
30-Sep-2015
Statutory Address:
Shackleford and Peper Harow War Memorial, Shackleford Road, Shackleford, Surrey, GU8 6AE

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Location

Statutory Address:
Shackleford and Peper Harow War Memorial, Shackleford Road, Shackleford, Surrey, GU8 6AE

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

County:
Surrey
District:
Guildford (District Authority)
Parish:
Shackleford
National Grid Reference:
SU9401944884

Summary

Shackleford and Peper Harow War Memorial, unveiled on 6 November 1921.

Reasons for Designation

Shackleford and Peper Harow War Memorial, unveiled on 6 November 1921, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design: as an elegant and well-proportioned stone cross; * Group value: the memorial has group value with the Church of St Mary (listed Grade II).

History

The war memorial stands on land given by Col G R Hadaway of Grenville and commemorates the dead of both world wars. It was designed by Mr R H Butterworth of Milford and erected by Messrs Avery of Farncombe and the unveiling and dedication service took place on 6 November 1921 with the rectors of Shackleford and Peper Harow parishes officiating.

In 1939 the lettering on the memorial was filled in to hide the names as a precaution but was restored in 1946. The addition of inscribed panels with the names of those who had died during the 1939-45 war was completed in 1950. Some repair work was carried out in the 1960s but the badly eroded First World War names were replaced in 2004 with hand-cut letters in York stone by Sussex Stone Masons of Littlehampton. The details were copied as they appeared originally on the memorial except that the names of the regiments and one surname were written in full. Work was also carried out in 2013 to replace the degraded York stone inscribed sections with granite panels.

Details

The war memorial stands in a prominent location on a crossroads in Shackleford close to the Church of St Mary (listed Grade II). It comprises a limestone cross on an octagonal shaft set on an octagonal plinth on a two-stepped base. Around the plinth is inscribed with Celtic-style lettering: IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF/ THE/ MEN OF SHACKLEFORD/ AND/ PEPER HAROW/ WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918. On all four longer sides of the octagonal plinth are inserted granite tablets inscribed with the names of 23 men who lost their lives in the war with their regiments, the lettering painted.

The first step of the octagonal base comprises an integral stone trough which has inscribed on the south face: THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. The other faces are plain although it appears that the lettering has been removed on the east face.

The memorial sits in an octagonal paved enclosure formed of low walls on five sides of Bargate stone with York stone coping and open on the south side where it is accessed by two steps.

On each end terminus of the wall, granite tablets have been fixed inscribed with 1939-1945 and with the names of five men who lost their lives in the Second World War underneath.

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, 5 December 2016.

Sources

Websites
shackleford.org, accessed 5 July 2015 from http://shackleford.org/past/the-war-memorial/
War Memorials Online, accessed 05/12/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/174179
War Memorials Register, accessed 05/12/2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/23675

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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