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Hooton, Childer Thornton and Little Sutton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in St Paul's, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.29 / 53°17'24"N

Longitude: -2.9511 / 2°57'3"W

OS Eastings: 336696

OS Northings: 377427

OS Grid: SJ366774

Mapcode National: GBR 7ZTD.WB

Mapcode Global: WH87T.MKXN

Entry Name: Hooton, Childer Thornton and Little Sutton War Memorial

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH66

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Locality: St Paul's

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Listing Date: 12 January 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1437267

Summary

First World War memorial, 1920, with additions for later conflicts.

Description

Hooton, Childer Thornton and Little Sutton War Memorial stands at Hooton Lodge, an entrance to Hooton Hall on the Chester Road, in front of the C18 Hooton Lodge buildings, screen wall and gates (Grade II*-listed). It is immediately to the south-east of St Paul’s Church (Grade II*-listed). The memorial faces south-west towards Ellesmere Port. Approximately 5m tall, the Portland stone memorial is an adaptation of Sir Reginald Blomfield’s Cross of Sacrifice.

The memorial takes the form of a Latin cross, octagonal in section, rising from an octagonal plinth that stands on a two-stepped octagonal base. A reversed sword is carved in low relief on the front face of the cross.

The principal dedicatory inscription on the front face of the plinth reads TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ HOOTON/ CHILDER THORNTON/ & LITTLE SUTTON/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR/COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR OF/ 1914-1919/ +/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. The other seven faces of the plinth are incised with the commemorated First and Second World War names.

The west face of the cross shaft foot is inscribed NORTHERN IRELAND/ TROOPER 17/21ST/ LANCERS/ ADRIAN KENEALY/ 14.9.1973/ CAPT./ SEAN DOLAN/ 30.6.2007.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 22 February 2017.

History

The war memorial was unveiled on 21 November 1920 by Lieutenant-General Sir H De Beauvoir De Lisle KCB KCMG DSO. It commemorates 35 local servicemen who died in the First World War. Following the Second World War 43 names of men who died in that conflict were added. The name of one soldier who died in Northern Ireland in 1973 and one soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2007 have also been added.

Reasons for Listing

Hooton, Childer Thornton and Little Sutton War Memorial, which stands at Hooton Lodge, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20 and C21;
* Architectural interest: a sensitive adaption of Sir Reginald Blomfield’s Cross of Sacrifice;
* Group value: with Hooton Lodge with Screen Wall And Gates (Grade II*-listed) and with the Church of St Paul, including south-west boundary wall and gates (Grade II*-listed).

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