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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Uley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6852 / 51°41'6"N

Longitude: -2.3034 / 2°18'12"W

OS Eastings: 379120

OS Northings: 198542

OS Grid: ST791985

Mapcode National: GBR 0LX.6GT

Mapcode Global: VH953.1W4Z

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 25 January 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1413045

Location: Uley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL11

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Uley

Built-Up Area: Uley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Uley with Owlpen and Nympsfield

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary

A war memorial, dating from c1921, by Freebury and Hillman, monumental masons of Stroud.

Description

MATERIALS: local limestone.

PLAN: the memorial cross is set on a square base c2m across.

DESCRIPTION: the structure takes the form of a cross, with an incised cross-shape and slightly flared terminals to the arms. Below this, the tapering octagonal column is topped by a flaring collar, and terminates in a simply-moulded base. This is set on a square plinth, whose south face is inscribed: PRAISING GOD FOR THE / VALOUR OF ENGLAND THIS / STONE OF REMEMBRANCE / IS RAISED TO HONOUR THE / MEN OF THIS PARISH & ALL / THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 , in a simple upper-case font with a hanging initial capital. The remaining faces of the base are blank; the names of the Fallen are included on a Roll of Honour placed inside the church. The base sits upon a platform of three steps.

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, 10 January 2017.

History

The war memorial at Uley was erected c1921; a plan and elevation by Freebury and Hillman, monumental masons of nearby Stroud, dated 21 July 1921, are preserved in the Gloucestershire Archives. Freebury and Hillman, later the Art Memorial Company, were responsible for a number of war memorials in the Stroud area. The memorial is prominently sited within the churchyard of the Church of St Giles (Grade II*).

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Uley is designated 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 designated buildings and structures which form its setting, principally the Church of St Giles (Grade II*), in whose churchyard it is situated, and the large number of designated tombs and churchyard memorials.

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