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North Nibley War Memorial, Stroud

Description: North Nibley War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 2013
Building ID: 1415304

OS Grid Reference: ST7401895580
OS Grid Coordinates: 374018, 195580
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6584, -2.3770

Locality: Stroud
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Postcode: GL11 6DS

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Listing Text


A war memorial, dating from circa 1920.

Reason for Listing

The war memorial at North Nibley 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 community;
* Architectural interest: for the quality of the design and craftsmanship of this sombre and dignified memorial;
* Setting: its prominent place within the village cemetery, formally placed on the outskirts of the settlement, adds to its impact, as does its visual relationship with the Tyndale monument (listed Grade II*) which rises high above it on the Cotswold escarpment.


The war memorial was erected circa 1920, in a prominent position at the entrance to the newly laid-out North Nibley Cemetery, in commemoration of the men of the village, twenty in all, who were killed during the First World War. After the end of the Second World War, the names of the two men lost in that conflict were added to the memorial.


A war memorial, dating from circa 1920.

The memorial is constructed from local oolitic limestone.

The platform on which the memorial stands is octagonal is shape, circa 2m across.

The war memorial takes the form of a wheel cross, the cross with flared arms, set on a tapering octagonal column. The shaft terminates in a four-sided base with chamfered shoulders. The base is inscribed: TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / & IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF / NORTH NIBLEY / WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919 / DULCE ET DECORUM EST / PRO PATRIA MORI. The remaining sides of the base are inscribed with the names and regiments/services of the men of the village who died in the First World War (20). The ranks, names and services of the Fallen from the Second World War (2) are inscribed on the face of the plinth below the main inscription. The structure is set on an octagonal, three-stepped platform, with a narrow, paved apron at ground level.

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