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Harworth War Memorial and enclosing walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Bircotes, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4175 / 53°25'2"N

Longitude: -1.076 / 1°4'33"W

OS Eastings: 461510

OS Northings: 391582

OS Grid: SK615915

Mapcode National: GBR NXXX.VN

Mapcode Global: WHFFT.FCWF

Entry Name: Harworth War Memorial and enclosing walls

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421767

Location: Harworth Bircotes, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN11

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Harworth Bircotes

Built-Up Area: Bircotes

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Harworth

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1926.

Description

War memorial by Tyas and Guest, unveiled in 1926.

The memorial, in pale Cornish Granite, comprises a low obelisk with 1914-18 inscribed and a carved laurel wreath (painted green) towards its base. The obelisk stands on a plinth inscribed TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY’S FREEDOM (names) AND 1939-45 (names). The plinth stands on a square base.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURE: the memorial stands within an enclosure defined by low stone walls.

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, in remembrance of the men of Harworth lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 7 November 1926 by Viscount Galway of Serlby Hall and dedicated by the vicar of Harworth, the Revd F d’Arblay Burney. It was designed and made by Tyas and Guest (of Swinton). The names of those who fell from the parish in the Second World War were added after 1945.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial by Tyas and Guest, unveiled in1926, Main Street, Harworth, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20.;
* Architectural interest: it has a thoughtful and well-executed design, prominently located on the village green.

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