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Tuxford War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2314 / 53°13'53"N

Longitude: -0.8977 / 0°53'51"W

OS Eastings: 473678

OS Northings: 371052

OS Grid: SK736710

Mapcode National: GBR BH8.FVH

Mapcode Global: WHFGW.51SK

Entry Name: Tuxford War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421779

Location: Tuxford, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, NG22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Tuxford

Built-Up Area: Tuxford

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Tuxford

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled 1921.

Description

War memorial unveiled in 1921, designed and built by H J Tuttell.

A dark polished granite Latin cross (of 1999) rises from a tapering hexagonal plinth of the same material. This carries the inscription, running round three faces, which reads IN THANKSGIVING TO/ ALMIGHTY GOD/ FOR/ VICTORY/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF TUXFORD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ AND THE WORLD'S FREEDOM IN THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918./ GRANT THEM THY PEACE, LORD./ ERECTED/ BY THE RESIDENTS OF/ TUXFORD . The plinth also carries the 16 names of those who died in the First World War, and of the seven lost in the Second.

The plinth stands on a three-stepped octagonal limestone base surmounted by black polished granite double plinth and cross. Four shields carved in relief on four corners of plinth with PRO DEO/ PRO RECTO/ PRO PATRIA/ PRO REGE.

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 Tuxford lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 27 November 1921 by Mr D Walpole of the British Legion, and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Newark, the Ven Egbert Hacking. It was designed and made by HJ Tuttell (of Lincoln) and cost £163. In 1999, the carved cross of the memorial was replaced as the original was lost through storm damage.

Reasons for Listing

Tuxford war memorial, 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;
* Group value: with the Grade I listed church of St Nicholas and other listed structures nearby.

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