First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.
Reason for Listing
Warmington’s war memorial, which stands in the churchyard of St Mary’s church, 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; * Design: an individually designed memorial in the medieval style, reflecting the quality of the architecture of St Mary’s church; * Group value: with the Grade I-listed church of St Mary the Virgin.
The war memorial was erected in 1920, to commemorate the servicemen from the village who fell in the First World War . Inscriptions were added to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.
The war memorial stands in the south-east corner of the churchyard of the Grade I-listed church of St Mary the Virgin. The memorial is in the form of a square-sectioned sandstone pillar with a traceried Gothic-style panel recessed on each face, each beneath a gabled head.Three of the panels bear the names of the fallen, arranged by year, with those who died in the Second World War added below those who had fallen in 1918. Below a list of names for 1917, the dedication reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVER BLESSED/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FOUGHT AND FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR.The memorial is surmounted by a ball entwined by a laurel garland, on top of which is a coronet from which rises a short cross, all in limestone. The pillar stands on a three-stepped square limestone base. On the face of the uppermost step is inscribed THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE/ VICTORY. The concrete flagged surround and modern steel post and chain fencing are excluded from the listing.
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