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Oldcotes War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Styrrup with Oldcotes, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.3916 / 53°23'29"N

Longitude: -1.1184 / 1°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 458724

OS Northings: 388667

OS Grid: SK587886

Mapcode National: GBR NYM6.NX

Mapcode Global: WHDDV.S0LR

Entry Name: Oldcotes War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421780

Location: Styrrup with Oldcotes, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S81

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Styrrup with Oldcotes

Built-Up Area: Oldcotes

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Langold with Oldcotes

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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War memorial, unveiled in 1920.


War memorial by A.H Borrowdale, unveiled in 1920.

The memorial, of grey granite, comprises a broken column with a sheathed sword and a wreath carved in relief on its lower part. It stands on a tapering, rusticated plinth, its front face carrying the inscription GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ THIS COLUMN WAS ERECTED BY/ THE PEOPLE OF OLDCOTES/ IN MEMOROY OF THE FALLEN (4 names)/ ‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS’. The plinth stands on a three-stage stepped base. Standing centrally on the second step is a stone flower holder inscribed to the memory of an RAF sergeant (d. 1954).

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.


The war memorial, in remembrance of the men of Oldcotes lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 18 July 1920 by Col H Mellish, CB, of Hodsock Priory and dedicated by the vicar of Harworth, the Revd F d’Arblay Burney. It was designed and made by AH Borrowdale of Worksop.

Reasons for Listing

Oldcotes war memorial designed by A.H Borrowdale and 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; for its poignant and well-executed design;
* Group value: conferred by its close proximity to the church of St Mark and the Old Hall, both listed at Grade II.

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