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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolton Hill, Hampshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392697

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503868

Location: East Woodhay, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG20

County: Hampshire

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

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Listing Text


EAST WOODHAY

184/0/10029 CHURCH STREET
06-FEB-08 Woolton Hill
War Memorial

GV II
War memorial, presumably 1920s, designer unknown.

DESCRIPTION

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.

HISTORY

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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