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Normanton on Trent War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Normanton on Trent, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2123 / 53°12'44"N

Longitude: -0.8171 / 0°49'1"W

OS Eastings: 479092

OS Northings: 369012

OS Grid: SK790690

Mapcode National: GBR CJW.Q6S

Mapcode Global: WHFGX.FJ47

Entry Name: Normanton on Trent War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421782

Location: Normanton on Trent, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, NG23

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Normanton on Trent

Built-Up Area: Normanton on Trent

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Normanton-upon-Trent

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1921.

Description

War memorial, unveiled in 1921, by Sharpe and Hoggard of Retford.

The memorial, in granite, comprises a short obelisk, with a small laurel wreath in relief, on a plinth set on a three-stepped base. The inscription on the front (east face), in lead lettering, reads (on the lower section of the obelisk): TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 (9 names) (and on the plinth) GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS, THAT A MAN/ LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. ST JOHN 15.13. On the side (south face) of the plinth is a further leaded inscription giving the name of one man lost in the Second World War.

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 men from Normanton on Trent lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 14 April 1921 by Col OJ Huskison and dedicated by the vicar, the Rev EM Turner. It was designed and made by Sharpe and Hoggard (of Retford) at a cost of £130.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial, in the churchyard of the Church of St Matthew, Normanton on Trent, 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: conferred by its close proximity to the Grade II* listed Church of St Matthew, and a number of other listed buildings nearby including the Old School and Normanton Hall, both listed at Grade II.

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