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Boer War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Cavendish, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9677 / 52°58'3"N

Longitude: -1.0871 / 1°5'13"W

OS Eastings: 461406

OS Northings: 341541

OS Grid: SK614415

Mapcode National: GBR 9JS.V9Z

Mapcode Global: WHFHY.8NKR

Entry Name: Boer War Memorial

Listing Date: 27 November 1984

Last Amended: 9 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416654

Location: Gedling, Nottinghamshire, NG4

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Gedling

Electoral Ward/Division: Cavendish

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Carlton (Gedling)

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Carlton-in-Willows

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary


War memorial unveiled in 1902 in Serlby Park, moved to its current location, outside the Carlton TA Centre, in 2002.

Description

The memorial comprises a sandstone urn, carved in relief with goats’ heads and grapes, standing atop a square-sectioned pedestal on a splayed base. The inscription on pedestal reads THIS MONUMENT ERECTED BY VERE VISCOUNTESS GALWAY IN HONOUR AND LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE OF THE SHERWOOD RANGERS 10TH COMPANY 3RD BATALLION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900-1902 (15 names).

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 24 January 2017.

History

This Boer War memorial was unveiled in 1902 at Serlby Hall, the ancestral seat of the Viscounts Galway. The family sold the Hall in the later C20 and the memorial was moved in 2002 to Carlton TA Centre.

Reasons for Listing

The Boer War memorial, originally at Serlby Hall but moved in 2002 to Carlton TA Centre, Cavendish Drive, Carlton, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an early example of a war memorial, one of relatively few which remembers men lost in the South African War;
* Artistic quality: as a well-executed carved urn.

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