Worfield War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1431853

Date first listed: 18-Dec-2015

Location Description: Main Street, Worfield, Shropshire

Map

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Location

Location Description: Main Street, Worfield, Shropshire

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Worfield

National Grid Reference: SO7581495470

Summary

A village war memorial of c. 1920.

Reasons for Designation

Worfield War Memorial, 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 an accomplished and well-realised war memorial which takes the form of a roadside shrine; * Group value: with the Pigeon House to the north-east of Davenport House (listed Grade II).

History

The village green war memorial at Worfield appears to have been erected in the 1920s.

Details

A village war memorial of c. 1920. MATERIALS and PLAN: the memorial has a glazed timber cabinet to its upper portion, containing oak memorial boards with a small crucifix to the gable. Below this is a limestone plinth. The memorial stands on the triangular village green at Worfield close to the gates to Davenport House. DESCRIPTION: the south side has a moulded surround to the glazed upper body. Above this is a miniature gable with shingle tiles and within the gable space is a crucifix. A recessed panel above the glazed section reads ‘ROLL OF HONOUR’ and at either side of this are shaped brackets which support the roof. The stone plinth has a moulded stone shelf with cavetto moulding to its edge. There is a brass plaque affixed to the plinth which reads ‘TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN / OF THE / PARISH OF WORFIELD / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / MD 1914-1918 HW’. The rear of the monument is blank.

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/253642
War Memorials Register, accessed 19 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/68472

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