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North Leverton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in North Leverton with Habblesthorpe, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3307 / 53°19'50"N

Longitude: -0.8172 / 0°49'1"W

OS Eastings: 478866

OS Northings: 382186

OS Grid: SK788821

Mapcode National: GBR QYQX.WR

Mapcode Global: WHFGB.FJ2Y

Entry Name: North Leverton War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421778

Location: North Leverton with Habblesthorpe, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: North Leverton with Habblestho

Built-Up Area: North Leverton with Habblestho

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: North Leverton

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 grey polished granite memorial comprises a short obelisk set on a main plinth, itself set on a squatter lower plinth on a single-step base. The lightly incised inscription on the south face reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF (names and dates) WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS and on the west face IN THE GREAT WAR 1939-1945 (names and dates). On the west face of the lower plinth is carved SHARPE & HOGGARD.

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, 25 July 2017.

History

The war memorial, in remembrance of men from North Leverton lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 27 January 1921 by Brig Gen Sir Joseph Laycock, KCMG, DSO, of Wiseton Hall, a notable Nottinghamshire soldier and Olympian, and dedicated by the vicar, the Rev DT Rees. It was designed and made by Sharpe & Hoggard (of Retford).

Reasons for Listing

North Leverton war memorial, designed by Sharpe and Hoggard and unveiled in 1921, 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 a simple but poignant design of war memorial;
* Group value: is conferred by its close proximity to Yew Tree Farm House, stables and barn, all listed at Grade II.

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