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Latitude: 50.8934 / 50°53'36"N
Longitude: 0.0554 / 0°3'19"E
OS Eastings: 544653
OS Northings: 112445
OS Grid: TQ446124
Mapcode National: GBR LR2.W9S
Mapcode Global: FRA C60R.1FL
Entry Name: Ringmer War Memorial
Listing Date: 23 May 2011
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1400375
Location: Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8
County: East Sussex
Civil Parish: Ringmer
Built-Up Area: Ringmer
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Church of England Parish: Ringmer St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
War memorial, c1920, by D Kibbler.
War Memorial, c1920, by D Kibbler
The memorial is constructed of St Aldhelm Box Ground stone and takes the form of a medieval-style wheel cross, standing atop a slim tapering pillar a square plinth and octagonal four stepped base. The memorial is surrounded by a ring of eight low stone piers linked with simple chains and is located on the village green.
The concave front and back faces of the top step are inscribed with dedications and the plinth with the names of the fallen. The front face dedication reads 'OUR GLORIOUS DEAD' and on the back face 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'.
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 1 December 2016.
The war memorial was designed by Mr D Kibbler of Ringmer and was built by Messrs Norman and Burt of Burgess Hill. Funded by public subscription, it was unveiled on 15th August 1920 by Brigadier-General Frederick Gore Anley and dedicated by Rev Robson Leefe. The names of the Fallen of World War II were later added to the memorial.
The memorial underwent cleaning, repairs and selective re-cutting of letters in April 2003 following a grant towards the works from the War Memorials Trust.
The war memorial in Ringmer village, erected in 1920, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: an elegant war memorial which takes a simple form which befits its sombre purpose.
* Historic interest: it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context.
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