War memorial commemorating the First World War and Second World War. Pre-1929, designer unknown. Limestone.
Reason for Listing
Bawtry War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20.
The War Memorial for the Parish of Bawtry with Austerfield was erected by the Peake Family of Bawtry Hall on the edge of their grounds and commemorates men from the parish of Bawtry with Austerfield, including the village of Misson. The Peake's son, Lieutenant Raymond Peake, was one of the thirty-six local men who lost their lives in the First World War. The war memorial is first marked on the Epoch 3 1:2500 Ordnance Survey map published in 1929. Subsequently the names of three men who died in the Second World War were added.The top of the war memorial was blown off in 2000. It was repaired and the lettering re-engraved in 2002, and rededicated in April 2003.
War memorial commemorating the First World War and Second World War. Pre-1929, designer unknown. Limestone.PLAN: cross on square plinth with chamfered corners standing on octagonal base. Set into square recess in boundary wall of Bawtry Hall with six steps on the east side down to the road. DESCRIPTION: tall, tapering and chamfered Latin cross with a scroll at its head with relief lettering spelling INRI (latin acronym meaning Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews). A protective gablet is set over the cross. The cross shaft stands on a deep, square plinth with chamfered corners. The front, east face is engraved IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / 1914 1918 with the names and ranks inscribed beneath. The two side faces are also inscribed with names and ranks of those lost in the First World War, with the three men who lost their lives in the Second World War added to the rear, west face. The plinth stands on a wide, octagonal base, which has the inscription WHOSOEVER LOSETH HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL SAVE IT. The war memorial is recessed into a niche in the brick boundary wall with railings to three sides and a flight of six steps down to the roadside.
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