Information for record number MWA19220:
Hurley and Wood End War Memorial, Heanley Lane, Hurley

Summary First World War memorial designed by Henry Charles Mitchell of Tamworth and unveiled on 25 July 1920.
What Is It?  
Type: War Memorial, Obelisk
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 24 96
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Level of Protection National - Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 The memorial comprises an obelisk surmounting a plinth set upon a square three-stepped base. The memorial stands some 2.5m high. The front of the obelisk bears the inscription in Gothic-style carved and black-painted letters which reads: THEIR/ NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR/ EVERMORE. The other inscriptions are incised with black-painted letters. The front face of the plinth reads: TO THE REVERED /AND UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ HURLEY AND WOOD END/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1919. On other faces of the plinth are inscribed 41 names of those who lost their lives in the First World War. On the back face of the plinth is inscribed 1939 – 1945 followed by the names of eight men who lost their lives in the Second World War.
2 Stone obelisk within cemetery. square Stone plinth. Two-stepped Stone base. Inscription and names in black lettering on base. Unveiled July 1920. Both World War I (41 names) and World War II (eight names). obelisk (front): THEIR/ NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR/ EVERMORE Plinth (front): TO THE REVERED /AND UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ HURLEY AND WOOD END/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 Plinth (l & r sides): (NAMES) (back): 1939-1945/ (NAMES) Sculptor Henry Charles Mitchell.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Obelisks of Warwickshire
Author/originator: Warwickshire Gardens Trust
Date: 2013
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Internet Data
Title: War Memorials Archive (online database)
Author/originator: Imperial War Museum
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Statuatory List
Title: National Heritage List for England
Author/originator: Historic England
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument OBELISK * A tall, tapering pillar with a pyramidal top, generally square on plan. Used in England from the late 16th century as a public, funerary or garden monument. back
monument WAR MEMORIAL * A structure, building or site commemorating soldiers and civilians killed in war. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back

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