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War Memorial in the Churchyard of Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Hougham Without, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1138 / 51°6'49"N

Longitude: 1.254 / 1°15'14"E

OS Eastings: 627846

OS Northings: 139986

OS Grid: TR278399

Mapcode National: GBR W1R.5TS

Mapcode Global: VHLHH.P88G

Plus Code: 9F334773+GH

Entry Name: War Memorial in the Churchyard of Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 5 November 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 502990

Location: Hougham Without, Dover, Kent, CT15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hougham Without

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Description


HOUGHAM WITHOUT

1412/0/10008 CHURCH LANE
05-NOV-07 CHURCH HOUGHAM
WAR MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD OF CHUR
CH OF ST LAWRENCE

II
War memorial in form of a granite Celtic cross. Date uncertain

DESCRIPTION: The memorial is located approximately 10m north-east of the East end of the church of St Lawrence and consists of a simple granite Celtic Cross on a tall, tapering, square-sectioned shaft. The shaft, which is differentiated from the head of the cross by a narrow moulded band, stands on a square-sectioned tapered plinth which is supported by a square-sectioned low base. The north-east face of the plinth is inscribed with lead lettering with the following inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN PERPETUAL MEMORY / OF THESE BRAVE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / FOR KING AND COUNTRY, RIGHT AND LIBERTY / 1914-1918 / (Names of the fallen) / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

There does not appear to be any commemoration of subsequent wars.

HISTORY: It is not currently known exactly when this memorial was erected but presumably some time during the inter-war period as there is no reference to the fallen of World War II.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION: The war memorial in the churchyard of St Lawrence, Church Hougham, Kent is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* War memorials are generally considered to be listable on the grounds of their strong cultural and historical significance in a local and national context;
* Simple, elegant design;
* Good condition;
* Group value with Grade I listed Church of St Lawrence.


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, 30 November 2016.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial in the churchyard of St Lawrence Church, Hougham Without, Kent is designated at Grade II for the following principle reasons:

* War memorials are generally considered to be listable on the grounds of their strong cultural and historical significance in a local and national context;
* Simple, elegant design;
* Good condition;
* Group value with Grade I listed Church of St Lawrence.

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