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Brief description of site

The National Memorial Arboretum is intended as a national living focus for remembrance. It commemorates those of the armed forces and civil authorities who have given their lives in the line of duty. There are currently around 50,000 trees, some planted in avenues, a chapel and several memorials.

Brief history of site

The idea of the arboretum came from Commander David Childs CBE, and an appeal was launched in 1994. The site was developed on gifted land, previously gravel workings. The arboretum was opened in May 2001.

Location information:

Address: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

Locality: Alrewas

Local Authorities:

Staffordshire; Lichfield; Alrewas and

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 128 Grid Ref: SK182144
Latitude: 52.7269 Longitude: -1.73195

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily, except Christmas Day:

Key information:

Form of site: arboretum

Purpose of site: arboretum

Context or principal building: commemorative

Site first created: 1994 to 2001

Main period of development: Late 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 60.7

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