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Hardwick War Memorial and screen wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Clumber and Hardwick, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2744 / 53°16'27"N

Longitude: -1.0456 / 1°2'44"W

OS Eastings: 463739

OS Northings: 375691

OS Grid: SK637756

Mapcode National: GBR PZ4K.FY

Mapcode Global: WHFGD.XY8N

Entry Name: Hardwick War Memorial and screen wall

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421781

Location: Clumber and Hardwick, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S80

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Clumber and Hardwick

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Worksop Priory with Carburton

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled 1918.

Description

War memorial, unveiled in 1918 and designed by W E Tower.

EXTERIOR: the memorial comprises a 3.5 m tall Clipsham stone Calvary on an angular plinth, itself set on a one-stage base. Bronze plaques on the plinth, base, and the wall behind are inscribed OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS OF THOSE OUR COUNTRYMEN & ALLIES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING THOSE OF THE CLUMBER ESTATE WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED/ (18 names) /AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II & ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING/ (6 names)/ REST ETERNAL/ GRANT UNTO THEM/ O LORD/ AND LET LIGHT/ PERPETUAL/ SHINE UPON THEM/ AMEN

SUBSIDIARY FEATURE: behind the Calvary is an ashlar screen wall, ramped to the centre and with short flanking walls, all with triangular coping. A low stone kerb defines the front of the memorial ground.

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 the Clumber estate lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 25 September 1918 by the Duke of Newcastle and dedicated by the Rt Revd Edwyn Hoskyns, the Bishop of Southwell. It was designed by W E Tower, and made by William D Gough, both of London. The names of those who fell in the Second World War were added after it.

Reasons for Listing

Hardwick war memorial, unveiled in 1918, 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;
* Group value: the memorial is prominently located within Clumber Park, a designed landscape registered at Grade I, and has additional group value with a number of listed buildings including The Chantry (Grade II).

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