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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Potten End, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7698 / 51°46'11"N

Longitude: -0.5273 / 0°31'38"W

OS Eastings: 501716

OS Northings: 208923

OS Grid: TL017089

Mapcode National: GBR G6B.ZG5

Mapcode Global: VHFRY.TS35

Plus Code: 9C3XQF9F+W3

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 August 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495561

Location: Nettleden with Potten End, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Nettleden with Potten End

Built-Up Area: Potten End

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Potten End Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Description

NETTLEDEN WITH POTTEN END

1922/0/10005 War Memorial
07-AUG-07

II
War memorial constructed from Portland Stone, 5 m high. It comprises a square plinth, approached by two steps, with a tapering shaft above, adorned by a cross. There is an engraved cup at the centre of the cross, and foliate motif at the base of the shaft. The following inscription is on the southern face of the plinth: 'TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ DAVID NEWBOLD GAUSSEN/LIEUTENANT BEFORDSHIRE REGIMENT/BORN 25 JULY 1893/WOULNDED DEVILLE WOOD, BATTLE OF SOMME/DIED THE NEXT DAY 31 JULY 1916/BURIED AT DERNANCOURT/THIS CROSS IS DEDICATED/BY HIS PARENTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS.'

On the west and east face, quotes from scripture are carved and on the north face, it reads: 'IN MEMORY ALSO/OF ALL THOSE FROM THIS PARISH/AND NEIGHBOURHOOD/WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER MORE'.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE:
War memorials of the First World War are an important reminder of nationally and internationally significant events which had a tragic impact on local communities. The Potten End war memorial is an architecturally distinct and fitting tribute to the fallen of the First World War.

Sources: The War Memorials Trust.

Listing NGR. TL 01700892


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, 14 March 2017.

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