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Hayton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hayton, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3499 / 53°20'59"N

Longitude: -0.909 / 0°54'32"W

OS Eastings: 472724

OS Northings: 384219

OS Grid: SK727842

Mapcode National: GBR QY3P.0W

Mapcode Global: WHFG9.02F7

Entry Name: Hayton War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421777

Location: Hayton, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Hayton

Built-Up Area: Clarborough

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hayton

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1921.

Description

War memorial unveiled in 1921, by Sharpe and Hoggard of Retford.

The memorial comprises a 2m high stone obelisk, which splays at the base to form a plinth, itself standing on a low stone base. The first part of the memorial inscription runs down the lower part of the obelisk. It reads: ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF HAYTON WITH TILN IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE YOUNG MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 . Beneath, on the plinth, the inscription carries on with (NAMES)/ DECEMBER 1920/ ‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS’ JOHN 15.13.

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.

History

The war memorial, in remembrance of men from Hayton and the nearby hamlet of Tiln lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 5 January 1921 by the vicar of Hayton, the Rev CB Collinson and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Newark, the Ven Egbert Hacking. It was designed and made by Sharpe & Hoggard (of Retford).

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial by Sharpe and Hoggard of Retford, in the churchyard of the Church of St Peter, Hayton, unveiled in 1921, 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: it is a thoughtful design in the form of a stone obelisk;
* Group value: conferred by its close proximity to the Grade I listed church of St Peter.

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