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Brief description of site

The war memorial is a square column featuring bronze plaques near the base carrying the names of the fallen of World War 1. Both this and the gates are listed Grade II. Further stone plaques commemorate the dead of World War 2 and the Korean War. The war memorial is set on high ground within a memorial landscape. It is approached by a long straight path lined by mature trees.

Brief history of site

The creation of a war memorial for Hednesford was proposed in 1918. The land was given by the Marquis of Anglesey in 1920, and the war memorial was unveiled by Princess Alice in 1922.

Location information:

Address: Rugeley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1DU

Locality: Cannock

Local Authorities:

Staffordshire; Cannock Chase; Hednesford

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 127 Grid Ref: SK004125
Latitude: 52.7102 Longitude: -1.99552

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1918 to 1922

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1

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