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Frampton-on-Severn war memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7601 / 51°45'36"N

Longitude: -2.3727 / 2°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 374370

OS Northings: 206889

OS Grid: SO743068

Mapcode National: GBR 0KV.LXN

Mapcode Global: VH94V.T1H1

Entry Name: Frampton-on-Severn war memorial

Listing Date: 29 May 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1419868

Location: Frampton on Severn, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Frampton on Severn

Built-Up Area: Frampton on Severn

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Frampton-on-Severn St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary

A war memorial, dating from circa 1921.

Description

A war memorial, dating from circa 1921.

MATERIALS: constructed from local limestone.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial, which takes the form of a cross with chamfered arms set on a moulded collar to a slightly-tapering octagonal shaft with broach stops. The shaft is set on a square-section base with chamfered upper corners. The whole stands on a three-stepped octagonal platform. The base is inscribed in an elegant Serif font: + / THE GREAT WAR / August 1914-Nov.1918 / + / These gave their lives / and all that men hold dear. / that we might live in freedom. / + . One of the other faces is inscribed: 1914 + 1918, below which are the names of the Fallen. A third face is inscribed: + / WORLD WAR / 1939-1945. The lettering to all faces is picked out in black paint.

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 in Frampton-on-Severn was erected in circa 1921, following the First World War, to commemorate the 14 men of the village who lost their lives in the conflict. It was built on land at the edge of the Frampton Court estate. The names of the 10 men who fell in the Second World War were added in the 1940s. In 1949, the memorial and the land on which it stands were gifted to the Parish Council by the Clifford family. The memorial was cleaned in circa 2012.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Frampton on Severn 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 and its inscriptions;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed Church of St Mary the Virgin and the numerous churchyard monuments (listed at Grade II) which form its backdrop.

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