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Harby-with-Swinethorpe War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Harby, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2243 / 53°13'27"N

Longitude: -0.6858 / 0°41'8"W

OS Eastings: 487837

OS Northings: 370502

OS Grid: SK878705

Mapcode National: GBR DL6.TP4

Mapcode Global: WHGJ3.F7N0

Plus Code: 9C5X68F7+PM

Entry Name: Harby-with-Swinethorpe War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 June 2019

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1462528

Location: Harby, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG23

County: Nottinghamshire

Civil Parish: Harby

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Summary


First World War memorial, unveiled on 2 October 1920 in a ceremony attended by Major Jarvis of Doddington Hall and serving service personnel

Description

First World War memorial, unveiled on 2 October 1920 in a ceremony attended by Major Jarvis of Doddington Hall and serving service personnel

MATERIALS: stone.

PLAN: the memorial is located in the churchyard of the All Saints Church (Grade II), to the east of the church.

EXTERIOR: it is in the form of a square tapering obelisk mounted on a two-tiered rectangular tapering plinth and rectangular base. Two of the faces of the plinth bear a wreath in relief, and another has a metal plaque with raised lettering with the following inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / (9 NAMES) / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-18 / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / BY THE PARISHIONERS OF / HARBY WITH SWINETHORPE.

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/10/2019

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

The war memorial in Harby-with-Swinethorpe was unveiled on 2 October 1920 in a ceremony attended by Major Jarvis of Doddington Hall and serving service personnel. The shaft and base of the memorial cross were originally part of the ancient village cross dismantled by Cromwell's Roundheads. The base bears the names of 81 men who enlisted and survived and 9 who died.

Reasons for Listing

Harby-with-Swinethorpe War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* it is 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;
* it incorporates earlier fabric from the village cross which was dismantled by Cromwell's Roundheads in the C17.

Architectural interest:

* it is a well-detailed war memorial in the form of a tapering obelisk;

Group value:

* it has group value with the Grade II listed Church of All Saints and the nearby scheduled moated site.

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