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Dunham-on-Trent, Ragnall and Darlton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunham-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2611 / 53°15'40"N

Longitude: -0.7813 / 0°46'52"W

OS Eastings: 481390

OS Northings: 374486

OS Grid: SK813744

Mapcode National: GBR QZZQ.NP

Mapcode Global: WHFGQ.Z938

Entry Name: Dunham-on-Trent, Ragnall and Darlton War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421765

Location: Dunham-on-Trent, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, NG22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Dunham-on-Trent

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: East Drayton with Dunham-on-Trent, Darlton, Ragnall and Fledborough

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1921.

Description

War memorial, unveiled in 1921, designed by Sharpe and Hoggard of Retford.

The memorial comprises a 4m high Aberdeen granite Latin cross, the cross-head itself carved with draped laurel leaves, a cap and ammunition pouches at the head of a square-sectioned shaft. This rises from a plinth which carries trefoil-headed grey slate tablets on all four sides with incised gold lettering on each. Originally only the front tablet (north west face) was inscribed with the names of those from Dunham parish who fell in the First World War. Following the Second World War, the tablet on the left side (north-east face) was inscribed with those lost in that war. In 1998, the tablet on the right side (south -west face) was inscribed with the names of those lost in the First World War from the neighbouring village of Ragnall. Since then (date unknown), the tablet on the rear side (south-east face) was inscribed with the names of those lost in the First World War from the nearby village of Darlton. The plinth stands on a three-stepped square base.
 
The Inscriptions are (front) LEST WE FORGET/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 (15 names) /THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE; (left side) LEST WE FORGET / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 (3 names) /THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE; (right side) LEST WE FORGET /TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF RAGNALL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918 (5 names); (rear) LEST WE FORGET /TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF DARLTON WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918 (5 names).
 


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, 24 January 2017.

History

The war memorial, originally in remembrance of men from Dunham-on-Trent lost in the First World War, was unveiled by ex-servicemen on 22 June 1921. It was made by Sharpe and Hoggard of Retford (Notts.). An additional inscription was added after the Second World War naming the men lost then. In 1998, an inscription was added for those men lost in the First World War from the adjoining village of Ragnall. Since then (date unknown), an inscription was added for those men lost in the First World War from the nearby village of Darlton.

Reasons for Listing

Dunham-on-Trent, Ragnall and Darlton war memorial by Sharpe and Hoggard of Retford, unveiled in 1921, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on two local communities, and the sacrifices they made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest; for its poignant and well-executed design;
* Group value: conferred by its close proximity to the Bridge Inn and Wilmot House, both listed at Grade II.

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