TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells War Memorial

near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Tunbridge Wells War Memorial
The memorial is in the form of a low wall surrounding a central memorial with the figure of a soldier holding a rifle mounted on a plinth. The names of the dead from World War 1, 764 names, are set in plaques around the wall. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated February 1923; the sculptor was Stanley Babb.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 7 December, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5847 3950 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.9712N 0:15.8123E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5845 3950
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