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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hillesley and Tresham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6059 / 51°36'21"N

Longitude: -2.3354 / 2°20'7"W

OS Eastings: 376869

OS Northings: 189729

OS Grid: ST768897

Mapcode National: GBR 0MT.BCC

Mapcode Global: VH95G.GWQS

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 January 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1413044

Location: Hillesley and Tresham, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL12

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Hillesley and Tresham

Built-Up Area: Hillesley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hillesley St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary

A war memorial, dating from circa 1920, architect unknown.

Description

A war memorial, dating from circa 1920, architect unknown.

MATERIALS
Local Cotswold limestone.

PLAN
The memorial stands on a platform circa 2m across.

DESCRIPTION
The structure takes the form of a wheel cross with fleur-de-lys terminals, set atop a crisply-moulded collar, from which the hexagonal column tapers to a moulded base. One face of the base is inscribed TO / THOSE WHO DIED / FOR / THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1919, in an elegant Serif font. Four of the remaining sides list the regiments or services, ranks and names of the commemorated, 13 in total. The lower part of the structure is formed of a three-stepped platform with a paved surround.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 10 January 2017.

History

The war memorial at Hillesley was erected in circa 1921; there is mention of the memorial in Parish Council accounts in 1920. It commemorated the 13 men of the village who had lost their lives in the course of World War One. It was set up in a prominent position on a triangular green, at a main road junction. The memorial was cleaned and conserved in 2002 with the aid of grant funding from the War Memorials Trust.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Hillesley is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community;
* Architectural interest: for the quality of the design and craftsmanship of this sombre and dignified memorial;
* Group value: with the listed buildings which form its setting, including the house and barn at Hillesley Farm to the north, Mill House to the south and The Portcullis public house and K6 telephone kiosk to the east.

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