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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Nesscliffe
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1920
    Attended by: MRS LEWIS
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14110
Current location

On roadside in centre of village with Nesscliff Hill in the background.
Nesscliffe
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY4 1DB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 38258 19332
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A red sandstone Celtic wheel cross, with a square plinth and two-stepped base. The whole stands on a grass bank with steps leading to it on the right hand side. The dedication is written on panels of Yorkshire grey.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 1914-18/ FOR FREEDOM AND RIGHT/ (Names)/ THEY GAVE ALL 3 o'clock face: THESE ALSO SERVED/ (Names) 9 and 12 o'clock faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Birch, H
Birch, H
Birch, J
Birch, T
Broady, H
Burgess, H
Davies, A
Davies, C
Davies, C H
Davies, D E
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 49
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank.
    Order of information: Rank.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Yorkshire
Listing information
  • Nesscliffe War Memorial
  • 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
2000: Lichen growth on cross.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A 27 June 1919 p.5 col.4; Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY 1919- Parish meeting to consider form of memorial; 1920 Report of unveiling and dedication
  • Flickr (Various) www.flickr.com
  • Geograph British Isles www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1336316
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 13 Nov. 1920 p.9 col.6 Report of unveiling and dedication. Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE
  • Other website LCpl HGR Birch MM www.liverpoolregt.co.uk

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