SU3008 : War Memorial, Lyndhurst

taken 2 months ago, near to Lyndhurst, Hampshire, Great Britain

War Memorial, Lyndhurst
War Memorial, Lyndhurst
A war memorial on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst, in The New Forest.
The New Forest

The New Forest is an area characterised by open pasture and ancient heathland as well as woodland. It covers more than 550 square kilometres, mostly in Hampshire although parts of it are in Wiltshire. Roughly two-thirds of The New Forest is within the New Forest National Park, which was designated as a National Park in 2005.

More information can be found on the websites of the New Forest National Park Authority: LinkExternal link and Forestry England: LinkExternal link

War Memorials

War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms, the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link

War Memorials

Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 August, 2021   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 August, 2021
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Memorial (from Tags)
War Memorial 
National Park (from Tags)
New Forest 
Place (from Tags)
New Forest  Lyndhurst 
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Primary Subject of Photo
War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3039 0816 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.3288N 1:34.1684W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3036 0815
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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