First World War Memorial to officers of Camp Hill Prison.
Reason for Listing
The War Memorial to six officers of H M Prison Camp Hill who fell in the First World War is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Architectural interest: the stone octagonal tapering obelisk is a fairly unusual form for a war memorial and it is intact, including the names of the Fallen; * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of the war on this community and the sacrifices it made in the First World War; * Group value: situated close to the Gate House to Camp Hill Prison, the former place of employment of the officers commemorated.
Camp Hill Prison was constructed between 1909-1915 for male prisoners detained under the 1908 Prevention of Crime Act. This war memorial on a roundabout opposite the Gate House to Camp Hill Prison was erected to six prison officers who fell during the First World War.
First World War Memorial.MATERIALS: stone memorial with a bronze plaque.DESCRIPTION: a two metre high memorial comprising an octagonal tapering obelisk with a ball finial and moulded base on a square plinth and two square steps. The south side of the plinth has a carved cross. The west side has a square bronze plaque with a gadrooned edge inscribed 'TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS OF H. M. PRISON CAMP HILL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR'. Below are the names of the six prison officers.
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