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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Wrekin
Town
Wellington
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Edwin Whittingham and Sons Ltd (Builder)
F H Shayler FRIBA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 May 1922
    Attended by: Major General SIR CHARLES V F TOWNSEND KCB CB DSO MP (for Wrekin)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13911
Current location

The Churchyard is now closed.
All Saints Church
Church Street
Wellington
Wrekin
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 640 110
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
WOODEN LYCHGATE WITH FOUR STONE CORNER BASES SUPPORTING WOOD FRAME AND TILED ROOF. LOWER ARCH IS ROUND INDICATING CLASSICAL ARCH OF TRIUMPH. UPPER IS POINTED INDICATING THE GOTHIC ARCH OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER.
Inscription
ROADSIDE SIDE: WELLINGTON TOWN WAR MEMORIAL/ THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION PARK SIDE: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ PLAQUES: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLOWING WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN THANKFULNESS TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF OTHERS/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, G
Adderley, F
Arnold, E W
Bailey, J T
Baker, W
Baxter, F
Beard, C J
Beddoe, W J
Beech, W
Bennett, W C
See details for all 185 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 185
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 185
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • Gate Piers, Steps, Walls and War Memorial Lychgate
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2015-War Memorials Trust grnat of £10,305 (reference WM8670) for repair and conservation as it was in poor conditions with deteriorated stonework and joints with missing or defective mortar. The steps leading to the lychgate were uneven and had moved. Anti-graffiti paint had to be removed as it was impacting on the structure by inhibiting breathing and water escaping from within, leading to expansion and cracking of stone. All these issues were rectified, also the inscription on the timber arch was re-gilded. Work completed early 2016.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Telford and Wrekin Borough Council
Reference
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY Various dates 1918-1920.
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 70, August 2016, page 7
  • The Times 8 May 1922 p.7, col.e
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE Various dates. 1919-1922.

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