Up-grading of Shrewsbury War Memorial
To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, the Dept for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England has up-graded Shrewsbury War Memorial, from Grade II to Grade II* Due to its scupltural, architectural and historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20″
The First World War memorial was erected in 1922. The up-grading included some of the following reasons: “a strong depiction of Saint Michael in Gothic armour and carrying a pennanted lance, by Allan Gairdner Wyon FRBS; plus “a well-executed Portland stone rotunda, by George Hubbard”.
Shrewsbury residents and those already aware of the War Memorial will warmly endorse the argument for the overall setting. “Group value: with the Grade I listed Church of St Chad, the Grade II listed Lodge, Grade II listed gates and Grade II statuary within the Quarry (including the Grade II listed Boer War Memorial). It also holds group value with the Grade II Registered Quarry Park and Dingle Gardens.”