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Beckingham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Beckingham, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.4036 / 53°24'13"N

Longitude: -0.8302 / 0°49'48"W

OS Eastings: 477866

OS Northings: 390284

OS Grid: SK778902

Mapcode National: GBR QYN2.1L

Mapcode Global: WHFFY.6QX2

Plus Code: 9C5XC539+FW

Entry Name: Beckingham War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421789

Location: Beckingham, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN10

County: Nottinghamshire

Civil Parish: Beckingham

Built-Up Area: Beckingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Beckingham

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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War memorial, unveiled in 1920.


War memorial, unveiled in 1920.

The memorial, of Portland stone, comprises a modest Latin cross set on a narrow shaft rising from a square plinth on a square, three-step base. The plinth is inscribed on the south face: GIVING THANKS TO GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE GALLANT MEN OF/ BECKINGHAM/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR / COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. The names of the ten who fell in the First World War appear on the flanking west and east faces. Also attached to the east side of the memorial, on the second step, is a stone plaque giving the name of one man who fell in the Second World War.

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.


The war memorial, in remembrance of men from Beckingham lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 29 May 1920 by Major Bell and dedicated by the vicar.

Reasons for Listing

Beckingham War Memorial, Rectory Gardens, opposite the church of All Saints, unveiled in 1920, 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;
* Group value: is conferred by its close proximity with the church of All Saints (Grade II*).

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