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War Memorial in Churchyard of St James's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7538 / 52°45'13"N

Longitude: -0.5368 / 0°32'12"W

OS Eastings: 498851

OS Northings: 318358

OS Grid: SK988183

Mapcode National: GBR FTJ.944

Mapcode Global: WHGLH.Q1LP

Entry Name: War Memorial in Churchyard of St James's Church

Listing Date: 9 March 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1396595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 509155

Location: Castle Bytham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG33

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

Civil Parish: Castle Bytham

Built-Up Area: Castle Bytham

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Castle Bytham St James

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

CASTLE BYTHAM

1762/0/10007 War Memorial in churchyard of St James
09-MAR-11 's Church

GV II
War memorial erected in the early-C20, constructed of limestone ashlar, comprising a Latin cross with decorated arms set atop an octagonal, broached column with a plain moulded capital, mounted upon a square base and plinth. On the east face of the plinth is a slate tablet inscribed 'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945' followed by their names. The memorial is located in the north-west corner of the churchyard, just west of the church's entrance.

HISTORY
The war memorial is located in the churchyard of the Grade I listed St James's Church which dates to the late C12. The sIate tablet is inscribed with the names of the men of the parish who lost their lives in the Second World War, although the memorial itself appears to be older and was possibly originally erected after the First World War.

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REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The war memorial, erected in the early C20 and located in the churchyard of St James's Church, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historical: the memorial has special historic interest commemorating those members of the community who died in the Second World War
* Group Value: the memorial is located to the west of the entrance of the Grade I listed St James's Church, with which it forms an architecturally distinct group

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 23 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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