War Memorials

There are a number of memorials in the Borough of Watford that you may not have known existed.  

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Christ Church, St Albans Road

The memorial lies within the grounds of Christ Church in St Albans Road and is constructed of Portland stone. 

Designed by Mr G Chilton (Deputy Churchwarden of St Georges Church) and sculpted by Mr Woodfield (former sidesman of Christ Church) it was officially unveiled on 17 December 1921.

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Lammas Road

Located on the northern side of Lammas Road, next to the former Church of St James, which is also constructed in Portland stone.

Four panels above the steps list the names of local servicemen who died during World War I, as well as the names of their regiments and the years of their deaths.  

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Leavesden High Road

The history of this war memorial is largely unknown.  The original memorial was made of sandstone and was assumed to be dated in th 1920s and was originally part of another building or structure as the brick surround and concrete base are much later works.

The new memorial pictured was unveiled in 2014 as the old memorial had weathered very badly.

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St Matthew's Church

An imposing granite memorial cross in the Celtic style.

The memorial was raised outside the church as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by 128 members of the community who lost their lives in the First World War.  

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St Michael's Church
A new memorial is to be dedicated in September.  The cross has been replaced and the figure of Christ restored along with the names of the fallen repainted on to the cross.
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Vicarage Road Cemetery

The memorial, located in the southern part of the cemetery, is a stone cross on a plinth dedicated to the memory of servicemen who died during World War I.  

The southern elevation of the cross is fronted by a smaller bronze sword which is inscribed.

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Watford Heath

The Memorial Cross is situated between 27 and 28 Watford Heath.  This cross is dedicated to those local residents who died in the First World War.  After the original cross collapsed in 1951, a new cross was dedicated in 1994.

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Watford Peace Memorial

First World War memorial with addition of Second World War inscription. 

Three striking bronze sculptures on Portland stone plinth and pedestals by Mary Pownall Bromet originally erected in 1928.