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Latitude: 53.3196 / 53°19'10"N
Longitude: -1.0246 / 1°1'28"W
OS Eastings: 465070
OS Northings: 380735
OS Grid: SK650807
Mapcode National: GBR PZ81.ZR
Mapcode Global: WHFG7.7TBJ
Plus Code: 9C5W8X9G+R4
Entry Name: Ranby War Memorial
Listing Date: 8 December 2014
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1421769
Location: Babworth, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22
Civil Parish: Babworth
Traditional County: Nottinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Babworth
Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham
Tagged with: War memorial
War memorial, unveiled in 1920.
War memorial, designed by Charles Spooner, unveiled in 1920.
The memorial comprises a limestone cross, with the Christ crucified carved in relief. This stands on a low plinth at the head of a large squared base (the adjoining brick wall is excluded from the listing). An inscription on the west face of the low plinth reads HE LOVED ME AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME. Below this, on the west face of the base, reads IN LOVING MEMORY OF (4 names) WHO FELL IN FRANCE IN THE AUTUMN OF 1918.
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, 24 January 2017.
Designed by Charles Spooner, the war memorial, in remembrance of the men of Ranby lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 15 December 1920 by WH Mason, JP, of Morton Hall (who paid for the memorial), and dedicated by the Rural Dean of Retford, the Revd RD Foster.
Ranby war memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: the memorial is thoughtfully designed with good carved detailing.
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