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Memorial details

Memorial type
Street shrine
District
East Hertfordshire
Town
Ardeley
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14543
Current location

Memorial garden by the side of the churchyard of St Lawrence Church
School Lane
Ardeley
East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG2 7AG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 30845 27172
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Roofed shrine on brick face with recess containing figure of Saint George in mediaeval armour with shield. Figure based on sculpture by Donatello in Florence. The statue was originally coloured, but the colours had been allowed to fade by 1946 and were not replaced
Inscription
(LEFT) REMEMBER/ BEFORE GOD/ THE ARDELEY/ MEN WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 - 1919 (RIGHT) (names) 1939-1945 (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bennett, Albert
Castle, Samuel
Chalkley, Louis
Doughton, James
Holes, Alfred
Holes, Bertie
King, Frederick
Livings, Robert
Neil, Lawrence
Oakley, Francis
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 4FT, height 12FT, width 6FT
    Materials: Brick
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL (IN MEMORIAL GARDEN NEXT CHURCHYARD)
  • 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
Ap.1946 letters had become indistinct: by Nov. 1946 the panels had been replaced withe WW2 names added.Autumn 1999 statue stolen. By 2000: Grade II listed Mr 2002 application for English Heritage grant (faculty 12 Mar. 2002).
Costs

Comments: New panels 1946 £45

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Parochial Church Council (letter from C H L Dawson, churchwarden to FOWM 9 July 2002)

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