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St Anne's War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Worksop South, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.303 / 53°18'10"N

Longitude: -1.1334 / 1°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 457848

OS Northings: 378798

OS Grid: SK578787

Mapcode National: GBR NZJ7.FP

Mapcode Global: WHDF7.K7HQ

Entry Name: St Anne's War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421775

Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S80

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Electoral Ward/Division: Worksop South

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Worksop

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Worksop St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1920.

Description

War memorial, unveiled in 1920.

The memorial comprises a late medieval-style stone cross. A Latin cross-head stands on top of a slender hexagonal shaft set on an elaborate hexagonal plinth with late Gothic-style canopies to each panel; three flying buttresses stand equidistantly around the plinth. Bronze plaques on the plinth record the names of those who fell (140 in the First World War; 13 in the Second), while above the plaques is inscribed: PRO NOBIS GLORIOSA PRO PATRIA IN VITAM PRO MUNDO SEMPITERNAM SUMMA INIERE AMANTES FORTITUDINE AMATI MORTE. The plinth stands on a three-stepped hexagonal base.

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 St Anne’s parish lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 7 March 1920 by Sir John Robinson and dedicated by the Bishop of Southwell, the Rt Revd Edwyn Hoskyns.

Reasons for Listing

St Anne’s war memorial, in Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, unveiled in 1920, 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: as an elegant and finely detailed war memorial;
* Group value: conferred by its close proximity with the Grade II listed church of St Anne.

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