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Latitude: 51.4431 / 51°26'35"N
Longitude: 0.3357 / 0°20'8"E
OS Eastings: 562419
OS Northings: 174151
OS Grid: TQ624741
Mapcode National: GBR YV.Z5F
Mapcode Global: VHHNW.RZTM
Entry Name: Northfleet War Memorial
Listing Date: 23 October 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1430440
Location: Gravesham, Kent, DA11
Electoral Ward/Division: Northfleet North
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Northfleet
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Northfleet and Rosherville
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
First World War Memorial, unveiled 3rd April 1923. The design chosen was Reginald Blomfield's Cross of Sacrifice design for the Imperial War Graves Commission.
First World War Memorial, unveiled 3rd April 1923.
MATERIALS: Portland stone with a bronze sword.
PLAN: octagonal on plan.
DESCRIPTION: the monument is 20ft in height consisting of a deep octagonal plinth with a moulded base mounted on two octagonal steps. This is surmounted by an elongated Latin cross with Celtic dimensions whose shaft and cross are octagonal in shape. At the front of the cross is affixed a downward pointing bronze longsword.
The plinth records the names of the 205 local men who were killed during the First World War.
The upper step bears the inscription 'IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTHFLEET WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'
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, 30 November 2016.
This First World War Memorial commemorated the 205 men of Northfleet who perished during the conflict. The design chosen was Reginald Blomfield's Cross of Sacrifice design for the Imperial War Graves Commission. It was unveiled on the 3rd April 1923. The ceremony was attended by the Archdeacon of Rochester and Major General H F Thuiller CB CMG.
Northfleet War Memorial, unveiled in 1923, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on a local community and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: built of good quality materials to Reginald Blomfield's Sword of Sacrifice design for the Imperial War Graves Commission;
* Group value: forms part of a group with several listed buildings within a designated conservation area.
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