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Langar-cum-Barnstone War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Langar cum Barnstone, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 52.9044 / 52°54'15"N

Longitude: -0.9288 / 0°55'43"W

OS Eastings: 472145

OS Northings: 334645

OS Grid: SK721346

Mapcode National: GBR BM3.S0R

Mapcode Global: WHFJD.P8X7

Plus Code: 9C4XW33C+QF

Entry Name: Langar-cum-Barnstone War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 January 2020

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1467423

ID on this website: 101467423

Location: St Andrew's Church, Langar, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, NG13

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Rushcliffe

Civil Parish: Langar cum Barnstone

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

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First World War memorial in the churchyard of the parish church of St Andrew, Langar, unveiled in 1920.


A First World War Memorial, built 1920.

MATERIALS: Doulting stone.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial stands in the churchyard of the Grade I listed parish church of St Andrew, to the south of the chancel. The memorial has a base of three steps surmounted by a square plinth supporting a chamfered shaft and a cross with a circular nimbus.

The plinth is inscribed on its east and west faces. The main inscription on the east face reads: TO THE HONOURED / MEMORY OF THOSE WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. The names of 16 men who lost their lives are recorded, along with the quotation: “GLORY HONOUR AND PEACE”. On its west face a later inscription reads: ALSO IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO DIED / 1939-45 / (NAMES) / THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO DEATH.


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 750,000 British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised at Langar-cum-Barnstone as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the 16 parishioners who lost their lives in the First World War, with a later addition of three names commemorating those whose lives were lost in the Second World War.

The memorial was unveiled on 15 May 1920 and cost £75. It was designed by architect George M Silley whose work included the (demolished) church of St Paul in Harringay.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial situated in the churchyard of the parish church of St Andrew, Langar, dating to 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.

Architectural interest:

* as a simple but well-crafted memorial illustrating the work of George M Silley.

Group Value:

* with the Grade I listed Church of St Andrew, Grade II listed Langar Hall, and the Grade II boundary walls and funerary monuments around the churchyard.

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