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Latitude: 51.3523 / 51°21'8"N
Longitude: -1.3848 / 1°23'5"W
OS Eastings: 442939
OS Northings: 161646
OS Grid: SU429616
Mapcode National: GBR 82G.4QT
Mapcode Global: VHC27.Y89P
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 6 February 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392697
English Heritage Legacy ID: 503868
Location: East Woodhay, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG20
District: Basingstoke and Deane
Civil Parish: East Woodhay
Built-Up Area: Woolton Hill
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Woolton Hill St Thomas
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
184/0/10029 CHURCH STREET
06-FEB-08 Woolton Hill
War memorial, presumably 1920s, designer unknown.
The Woolton Hill war memorial stands outside the churchyard of St Thomas' Church (Grade II) to the north-east of the Lych Gate. It comprises a tapering octagonal stone shaft moulded at the base. This stands on an inscribed stone plinth of octagonal plan, two high steps above two low steps. The inscription reads: In Thankful memory of the men/ of Woolton Hill, who gave their lives/ in the Great War 1914-1919/ (names)/ and those who fell/ in the World War 1939-1945/ (names). Attached to the centre of the cross is carved stone wreath. The war memorial is bordered to the south-east by wood and iron railings on a brick base. The wood and chain link fence to the north-east is not of special interest.
The date of erection is not known but is presumed early 1920s given its primary function as a memorial to the fallen of the First World War.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE
The war memorial outside the churchyard of St Thomas' Church is recommended for designation, for the following principal reasons:
* It is a simple yet carefully composed and executed memorial.
* It has additional historic interest in its commemoration of the men of Woolton Hill who died during the First and Second World Wars.
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, 6 December 2016.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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