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Burghclere War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Burghclere, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.3468 / 51°20'48"N

Longitude: -1.327 / 1°19'37"W

OS Eastings: 446968

OS Northings: 161071

OS Grid: SU469610

Mapcode National: GBR 82K.FBJ

Mapcode Global: VHCZQ.YDBX

Entry Name: Burghclere War Memorial

Listing Date: 10 August 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393909

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508224

Location: Burghclere, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG20

County: Hampshire

District: Basingstoke and Deane

Civil Parish: Burghclere

Built-Up Area: Burghclere

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Burghclere with Newtown

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

BURGHCLERE

186/0/10050 CHURCH LANE
10-AUG-10 Burghclere War Memorial

II
War memorial to the Fallen of the First and Second World Wars.

DESCRIPTION: Constructed of Forest of Dean stone, by an unknown architect, it comprises a three-stepped octagonal base surmounted by a pedestal and a Latin cross with tapered octagonal shaft. A bronze sword of sacrifice, with a small carved St George and the Dragon acting as the pommel, is mounted on the south side of the cross. An inscription carved on the pedestal, simply reads '1914-1919' on the south face and '1939-1945' on the north face. The names of the Fallen are not listed on the memorial. However, those who fell in both World Wars are remembered by name on stone plaques within the adjacent Church of the Ascension (Grade II).

HISTORY: The war memorial was erected after the First World War to honour the men of Burghclere who served and died during the conflict. It is situated in the centre of the village, at the junction of Harts Lane and Church Lane. The inscription '1939-1945' was added following the Second World War, and the monument now acts as a memorial to both conflicts.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
Burghclere War Memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historical: as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by this community in two World Wars it is of strong historic and cultural significance both at a local and a national level.
* Architectural: a simple and sombre tribute to the Fallen of Burghclere;
* Group Value: the memorial has a visual relationship with the Parish Room and House of 1890, and the Church of the Ascension of 1838 (both Grade II).


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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