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Ranby War Memorial, Babworth

Description: Ranby War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 December 2014
Building ID: 1421769

OS Grid Reference: SK6507080735
OS Grid Coordinates: 465070, 380735
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3196, -1.0246

Locality: Babworth
Local Authority: Bassetlaw
County: Nottinghamshire
Postcode: DN22 8HR

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Listing Text


War memorial, unveiled in 1920.

Reason for Listing

Ranby war memorial 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: the memorial is thoughtfully designed with good carved detailing.


Designed by Charles Spooner, the war memorial, in remembrance of the men of Ranby lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 15 December 1920 by WH Mason, JP, of Morton Hall (who paid for the memorial), and dedicated by the Rural Dean of Retford, the Revd RD Foster.


War memorial, designed by Charles Spooner, unveiled in 1920.The memorial comprises a limestone cross, with the Christ crucified carved in relief. This stands on a low plinth at the head of a large squared base (the adjoining brick wall is excluded from the listing). An inscription on the west face of the low plinth reads HE LOVED ME AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME. Below this, on the west face of the base, reads IN LOVING MEMORY OF (4 names) WHO FELL IN FRANCE IN THE AUTUMN OF 1918.

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