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HER Number (PRN):31328
Name:Cockshutt War Memorial, SS Simon and Jude, Cockshutt
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1464146: Cockshutt War Memorial, Church of St Simon and St Jude, Shrewsbury Road, Cockshutt, Ellesmere

Monument Type(s):


War memorial taking the form of a cross situated just behind boundary wall, protected by Grade II Listing.

Parish:Cockshutt, North Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ42NW
Grid Reference:SJ 43478 29184

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events: None recorded


Tall Celtic style Wheel Cross on three step base. ->

-> Inscription: Who dies if/ England lives?/ to/ the glorious/ memory of the/ men of this/ parish who laid/ down their lives/ in a/ Righteous War/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names) (last line illegible). <1>

Photograph taken on 25th March 2015. <2>

Listed at Grade II on 28/05/2019. ->

-> The memorial was dedicated on Christmas Day, 1920, in a ceremony attended by the Archdeacon of Salop. The names of those seven parishioners who fell during the Second World War were subsequently added to the memorial. Within the church is a handwritten, illuminated Roll of Honour scroll, and an organ, which is also a memorial to the men who died in the Second World War. ->

-> Details
War memorial cross, 1920.
MATERIALS: constructed from Cornish grey granite.
PLAN: the memorial stands within the churchyard of SS Simon and Jude. It is near the boundary with Shrewsbury Road, 30m to the south of the church.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial consists of a Celtic wheel cross with a tapering rectangular shaft, standing upon two-stepped square base with chamfered corners, and a two-stepped square plinth. The head of the cross has relief moulded knot-work in the arms, with a domed circular centre.
The main inscription, in applied lettering, reads ‘WHO DIES IF / ENGLAND LIVES / TO / THE GLORIOUS / MEMORY OF THE / MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN A / RIGHTEOUS WAR / 1914-1918’ followed by the 15 names of the fallen soldiers.
There is a polished granite table at the base of the memorial bearing an inscription ‘IN MEMORIAM / 1939-1945’, followed by the seven names of the fallen soldiers of the Second World War, and ‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN / THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIENDS’. ->

-> Sources
Imperial War Museums War Memorials Register: Cockshutt, accessed 18/04/2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/37925
Roll of Honour, Cockshutt War Memorial, accessed 18/04/2019 from http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Shropshire/Cockshutt.html
Shropshire HER, SS Simon and Jude, Cockshutt War Memorial ref 31328, accessed 18/04/2019 from https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MSA34170&resourceID=1015
War Memorials Online, Cockshutt War Memorial ref WMO255177 , accessed 18/04/2019 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/255177/. <3>


[01]SSA27391 - Online database: Imperial War Museum. Imperial War Museum: National Inventory of War Memorials. 37925.
[02]SSA27226 - HER comment: Haynes J B. 2014 onwards. Comments by J B Haynes, HER Compiler.
[03]SSA30818 - Advisory designation documentation: Historic England (Designation). 2019-May-20. Case Name: War memorial, St Simon and St Jude, Cockshutt. Case Number: 1464097.
Date Last Edited:Oct 7 2020 4:59PM