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Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial
Redditch St Stephen War Memorial

Photo credit: Ian Lyne / Art UK

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The memorial comprises a Latin cross on a tall, tapering octagonal shaft with a substantial two-tiered square pedestal and single-stepped octagonal base. On the south-west face of the pedestal is a carving of James Clark’s 'The Great Sacrifice'.

Date

1922

Medium

Portland stone

Accession number

B97_IL_S014

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Redditch District Council

Custodian

Redditch District Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

2nd April 1922

Listing date

19/12/18

Access

at all times

Inscription description

inscriptions beneath the carving, on upper tier of plinth: BESEECHING THEE / –THAT / WITH THEM WE MAY BE PARTAKERS / OF THY HEAVENLY KINGDOM; on lower tier of plinth: THIS EMBLEM OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH / IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN HONORED MEMORY OF THE / MEN AND BOYS OF THIS PARISH / WHO WON THE GLORY / OF THE LIFE LAID DOWN / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914–1919; the names of the fallen from the First World War are carved on two (south-east and north-west) faces of the pedestal; these have since been overlaid with bronze plaques also inscribed with the names. There are three plaques for the First World War; further plaques commemorate those who lost their lives in later conflicts.


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Located at

Church Green West, Redditch

B97 4DU