Marlborough War Memorial


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Listed Building
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Date first listed:
Statutory Address:
Junction of New Road and Barn Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PW


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Statutory Address:
Junction of New Road and Barn Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PW

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

Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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A war memorial cenotaph of interwar date.

Reasons for Designation

The War Memorial in Marlborough, Wiltshire 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 has made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: a well-crafted cenotaph in dressed stone; * Group value: it forms a group with a number of listed buildings.


The war memorial commemorates the men of Marlborough who died in the First and Second World Wars and is originally of interwar date. It is shown on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1943, although the names of the fallen in the Second World War were added later, and the memorial was significantly enlarged and remodelled in 2014.


A war memorial cenotaph of interwar date, extended and restored in 2014.

MATERIALS: of ashlar stone on a composite stone base with bronze plaques.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is a cenotaph on a square two-stepped base. The cenotaph has wide joints and to the front (south-east) face is a bronze plaque with a Classical entablature and which reads: 1914-1918/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF MARLBOROUGH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY./ NAMES. To each side are smaller bronze wing panels that read: IN MEMORY OF/ THE/ MEN OF/ MARLBOROUGH/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-1945/ NAMES. The elements of 2014 date are not of special interest*.

* Pursuant to s.1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’) it is declared that these aforementioned features are not of special architectural or historic interest.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 23 February 2017.


War Memorials Online, accessed 13/07/2016 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 23 February 2017 from


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

The listed building(s) is/are shown coloured blue on the attached map. Pursuant to s.1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’), structures attached to or within the curtilage of the listed building (save those coloured blue on the map) are not to be treated as part of the listed building for the purposes of the Act.

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