Horam War Memorial


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Horam War Memorial, Outside Christ Church, Horebeech Lane, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0DT


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Statutory Address:
Horam War Memorial, Outside Christ Church, Horebeech Lane, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0DT

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East Sussex
Wealden (District Authority)
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A stone First World War memorial of around 1920, updated after the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Horam War Memorial, which stands on a bank outside the Christ Church, Horam, 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 local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest:   *     a modest but dignified monument, made from good quality materials.


The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever, with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was raised in 1920 at Horam, East Sussex, as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community, and the combatants who lost their lives in the First World War.

It was unveiled during a furious gale by Reverend W J Humble-Crofts and J Campbell Murray, and was updated with further inscriptions after the Second World War. In the 1960s, the memorial was moved from its original position on the main road (near the recreation ground), to the grass bank outside of the unlisted Christ Church.


A stone First World War memorial of around 1920, updated after the Second World War.   MATERIALS: granite.   DESCRIPTION: Horam War Memorial is located on a bank outside the Christ Church. It consists of a Celtic-wheel cross supported by a tapered shaft. The shaft stands on a battered square plinth, and below, there is a three-stepped base which is laid in an octagonal shape. The commemorative text is applied in black metal letters, and at the bottom of the shaft reads 1914-1919/ "THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR/ EVERMORE". The front face of the plinth carries the names of the fallen from the local community, and the monument also carries the text 1939-1945.


Imperial War Museum, accessed 25 July 2018 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17307
War Memorials Online, accessed 25 July 2018 from http://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/106628
East Sussex County Council Monument Report MES25961


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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