Listed Buildings -> Rossett War Memorial

(Information originally supplied by Wrexham County Borough Council Planning Office dated 18/10/96)

Rossett War Memorial   Grade II

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Location: Rossett   Street: Chester Road   Side of Street: NW

Located in the graveyard of Christ Church, Rossett, adjacent to its front wall to Chester Road as it turns a corner towards Marford and crosses the River Alyn.

History

Constructed after World War I as a memorial to those who died from the surrounding area. Panels for the fallen of World War II added subsequently.

Exterior

Stone, late Gothic Revival, war memorial. Set on a plinth of three stone steps in octagonal plan a square stone base with deeply chamfered corners. The chamfers have shallow blind tracery panels with a tracery pattern of three ogee arches, one above the other, appropriate to the Trevalyn estate houses which are a feature of the locality. The main panels are reserved for eight copper panels bearing the names of the fallen, two panels being placed on each side. The base is surmounted by merlon-crenellated string courses which give way to inclined stone work to the shaft of the memorial. The shaft is carved to represent the top of a Gothic spire, of octagonal section, supported on the four chamfered sides by thin angle-stepped buttresses, all surmounted by a cross.

Listed Description

Included for group value with Christ Church asn as a good example of a War Memorial.

 

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