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Ranby War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Babworth, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3196 / 53°19'10"N

Longitude: -1.0246 / 1°1'28"W

OS Eastings: 465070

OS Northings: 380735

OS Grid: SK650807

Mapcode National: GBR PZ81.ZR

Mapcode Global: WHFG7.7TBJ

Entry Name: Ranby War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421769

Location: Babworth, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Babworth

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Babworth

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1920.

Description

War memorial, designed by Charles Spooner, unveiled in 1920.

The memorial comprises a limestone cross, with the Christ crucified carved in relief. This stands on a low plinth at the head of a large squared base (the adjoining brick wall is excluded from the listing). An inscription on the west face of the low plinth reads HE LOVED ME AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME. Below this, on the west face of the base, reads IN LOVING MEMORY OF (4 names) WHO FELL IN FRANCE IN THE AUTUMN OF 1918.

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

Designed by Charles Spooner, the war memorial, in remembrance of the men of Ranby lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 15 December 1920 by WH Mason, JP, of Morton Hall (who paid for the memorial), and dedicated by the Rural Dean of Retford, the Revd RD Foster.

Reasons for Listing

Ranby war memorial 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: the memorial is thoughtfully designed with good carved detailing.

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