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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
St Albans
Town
St Albans
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Edgar Wigram ARIBA (Architect)
CHARLES ALDERTON (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 May 1921
    Attended by: FM The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 October 2001
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 May 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of St Albans
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14703
Current location

In front of The Blacksmiths Arms
main road South West of church
St Peters Green
St Peters St
Hatfield Rd And Harpenden Rd
St Albans
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3HG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 14965 07559
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tall tapered portland stone cross set on an octagonal ring tapered plinth formed of four arms with pyramidal caps at the end of each of them. Below this is a cornice set over the inscription panels which have been placed on the sides of a chamfered cross-plan plinth. Inscription in black lettering on the names panels and dedicatory inscription carved in relief. Memorial garden was placed around the cross in 1921.
Inscription
(...) AND IN MEMORY OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / (Names) (Exact inscription unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ivory, A
Ivory, H
Izzald, A
Izzard, A
Izzard, A
Izzard, E
Izzard, P
Izzard, S
Jackson, R
Javeleau, C
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 640
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 640
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 168
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 168
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT SOUTH END OF CHURCH GREEN
  • 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
1985: Memorial cleaned 6 Dec. 1989. Listed Grade II. 1993: Plan to carry out condition survey of the memorial to see if any work needs to be done. 2001: Memorial was restored. Work carried out involved moss and lichen being cleaned from the panels by steam cleaning and water pressure. A biocide solution was used to stop the moulds recurring. Legibility of the names was also restored and missing letters repainted. Where mortar was missing the memorial was repointed. Finally, three more Second World War names were added to the memorial
Costs

Site: £372.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Two scholarships for children of St Albans' men
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St Albans City Council
Reference
  • THE STREET MEMORIALS OF ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH by GOODMAN, ALICE PP 31-2; pp.62-4 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ST ALBANS & HERTFORDSHIRE ARCHITECTURAL & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOC 1987 HERTFORD Includes list of WW1 names, showing decorations, which are not shown on memorial.
  • Herts Advertiser 22 June 2000;16 November 2000; 2 August 2001; 27 September 2001; 08 November 2001;
  • St Albans Observer 7 November 2001

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