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North Nibley War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in North Nibley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6584 / 51°39'30"N

Longitude: -2.377 / 2°22'37"W

OS Eastings: 374018

OS Northings: 195580

OS Grid: ST740955

Mapcode National: GBR 0LZ.ZVY

Mapcode Global: VH957.RL70

Entry Name: North Nibley War Memorial

Listing Date: 20 June 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1415304

Location: North Nibley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL11

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: North Nibley

Built-Up Area: North Nibley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: North Nibley St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary

A war memorial, dating from circa 1920.

Description

A war memorial, dating from circa 1920.

MATERIALS
The memorial is constructed from local oolitic limestone.

PLAN
The platform on which the memorial stands is octagonal is shape, circa 2m across.

DESCRIPTION
The war memorial takes the form of a wheel cross, the cross with flared arms, set on a tapering octagonal column. The shaft terminates in a four-sided base with chamfered shoulders. The base is inscribed: TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / & IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF / NORTH NIBLEY / WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919 / DULCE ET DECORUM EST / PRO PATRIA MORI. The remaining sides of the base are inscribed with the names and regiments/services of the men of the village who died in the First World War (20). The ranks, names and services of the Fallen from the Second World War (2) are inscribed on the face of the plinth below the main inscription. The structure is set on an octagonal, three-stepped platform, with a narrow, paved apron at ground level.

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 was erected circa 1920, in a prominent position at the entrance to the newly laid-out North Nibley Cemetery, in commemoration of the men of the village, twenty in all, who were killed during the First World War. After the end of the Second World War, the names of the two men lost in that conflict were added to the memorial.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at North Nibley 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;
* Setting: its prominent place within the village cemetery, formally placed on the outskirts of the settlement, adds to its impact, as does its visual relationship with the Tyndale monument (listed Grade II*) which rises high above it on the Cotswold escarpment.

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