Shucknall War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1462116
Date first listed:
11-Mar-2019
Statutory Address:
Junction of A4103 and Roman Road, Shucknall, Hereford, HR1 3SG

Map

Ordnance survey map of Shucknall War Memorial
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Location

Statutory Address:
Junction of A4103 and Roman Road, Shucknall, Hereford, HR1 3SG

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Weston Beggard
National Grid Reference:
SO5822742444

Summary

First World War Memorial, 1920s.

Reasons for Designation

Shucknall War Memorial is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: Historic interest:

* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest:

* a dignified and well-executed Latin cross monument.

History

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. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and the official policy of not repatriating the dead: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Shucknall as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. Details of its erection are unknown, though it is very likely to have been funded by public subscription, and was in place by the 1927, when the Ordnance Survey 25-inch map was revised.

The names of one parishioner who fell during the Falklands conflict was subsequently added to the memorial.

Details

First World War Memorial, 1920s.

MATERIALS: constructed from sandstone.

PLAN: the memorial stands on the southern side of the road to the west of the village of Shucknall.

DESCRIPTION: it comprises a plain Latin cross with a gently tapering octagonal shaft on a chamfered square plinth and single-stepped octagonal base.

The main inscription, incised on the north face of the plinth, reads: ‘IN MEMORY OF / THE / MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING / AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WARS./ 1914 – 1918’. The names of the fallen are on the east and west faces and the base, and on the south face is a dedication to a local soldier killed in the Falkland Islands.

Sources

Websites
'Shucknall' (ref WMO162773), War Memorials Online, accessed 18/12/2018 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/162773/
'Shucknall', Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register, accessed 18/12/2018 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/32999

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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