Category Archive: War Memorials

Steep War Memorial

War Memorial, Steep

The memorial at Steep is quiet and unobtrusive, set back from the road on a quiet turning. It consists of a stone built, roofed tower structure with a simple engraved plaque, containing the names of 54 men of Steep, including the poet Edward Thomas, who gave their lives during the First World War. Of these […]

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Burwash War Memorial

War Memorial, Burwash

The village of Burwash may well date back to the 11th Century, and certainly the church which stands at its heart, The Church of St Bartholomew, was built in 1090. Over the ensuing centuries, this picturesque market town expanded, until by the mid-eighteenth century, it housed over fifty shops, which continued to thrive until the […]

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War Memorial at Esher

War Memorial at Esher, Surrey

The war memorial at Esher in Surrey, stands on the Green near to Christ Church, a Victorian Gothic building whose tall spire dominates the surroundings. It takes the form of a simple stone cross, mounted on an octagonal tapering column. This stands on an octagonal plinth, which bears the names and inscriptions of the local […]

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Mells War Memorial

Mells War Memorial designed by Edward Lutyens

This was reputedly copied from a statue in the chapel of Henry VII in Westminster Abbey. Beneath the column is a long curved seat, made from Portland stone and an integral stone wall, inscribed with the names of local men who died during the First World War, including Edward Horner and his brother-in-law, Raymond Asquith.

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