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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Birmingham
Town
Bartley Green
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 July 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Birmingham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60463
Current location

On a green
Junction Of Romsley Road/ Field Lane
Bartley Green
Birmingham
West Midlands
B32
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 997 818
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • St Michaels Church
    Field Lane
    Bartley Green
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    B32
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SO 997 818
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rough hewn celtic cross with a long shaft, small carved wreath, and dedication on the front face. This surmounts a rough hewn tapering plinth with the names on the 12, 9, and 3 o'clock faces. The lettering is in black and the whole is set on a square paved area.
Inscription
12 o'clock shaft: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ THIS DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914-1919./ AND THAT/ OF/ 1939-1945 (Names) 9 o'clock: (Names) 3 o'clock: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 810mm, height 2130mm, width 1390mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 630mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Bartley Green 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
2005-6: Renovation and additional paving funded by neighbourhood renewal and community chest
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Unpublished Research/ Paper 2006 The Effects of The Great War on the Community of Bartley Green, by Paul Finegan
  • Birmingham Weekly Post 17th July 1920

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