Starling Leeze Recreation Ground (also known as Coggeshall Recreation Ground)8656

Colchester, England, Essex, Braintree

Brief Description

Starling Leeze Recreation Ground features a war memorial comprising a gray granite column topped by a figure of Victory in bronze. The names of those who gave their lives in both World Wars are inscribed upon the plinth supporting the column.

History

The site was bought after World War 1 using funds raised by public subscription to commemorate those who fell in World War 1. Starling Leeze was the name of the adjacent house, from which the land was purchased. The war memorial was designed by J.L. Watts of Colchester.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Coggeshall
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)