We proposed the listing on Remembrance Sunday last year and have secured a Grade II listing for this important memorial at the heart of the Mitcham community.
The volunteer research behind the nomination has now been accepted on the official record.
The war memorial has been listed on three grounds:
- As an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20
- As an elegant wheel-head cross memorial with well-executed carved details and sculpted bronze swords
- For its relationship with the Grade II-listed Mitcham Parish Rooms.
We’re proud to have played our part in securing national recognition for this monument to the contribution Mitcham’s community made in the two World Wars. It stands as witness to the impact of conflict on Mitcham and we’re delighted to see the war memorial recognised and protected for the future.
The memorial was unveiled in 1920 at a ceremony attended by 5,000 people and has 588 names inscribed on the four panels.
This national recognition also supports the war memorials programme promoted by Civic Voice as the national organisation for local civic societies like Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage.