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Welton le Wold War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Welton le Wold, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3673 / 53°22'2"N

Longitude: -0.0878 / 0°5'16"W

OS Eastings: 527329

OS Northings: 387306

OS Grid: TF273873

Mapcode National: GBR WYTH.SM

Mapcode Global: WHHJR.MMDF

Plus Code: 9C5X9W86+WV

Entry Name: Welton le Wold War Memorial

Listing Date: 10 May 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1434783

Location: Welton Le Wold, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN11

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Civil Parish: Welton le Wold

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Louth

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Summary


First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description


The war memorial is located in the churchyard of the church of St Martin (Grade II*). It stands to the west of the church, outside the tower. It is of rough hewn granite. It has a square base, above which rises a tapering plinth, square on plan. A plain Celtic cross stands on the plinth.

The the west face of the pedestal has been smoothed to bear the inscription. In black lettering it reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ AND WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW/ (6 NAMES). An additional inscription with the names of two men who died in the Second World War is on the west face of the base, along with the dates 1939-1945.

History


Welton le Wold War Memorial was unveiled on 29 August 1920, commemorating 6 local servicemen who died during the First World War. It was built by Messrs Mawer Bros of Kidgate. The dedication and unveiling ceremony began with a service in the church, which was filled to capacity. Major John Frederick Bainbridge DSO of Worlaby House both unveiled and dedicated the memorial. The names of those who died in the Second World War were added at a later date.

Reasons for Listing


Welton le Wold War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard of the church of St Martin, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Group value: with the Church of St Martin (Grade II*).

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