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Langold War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hodsock, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3782 / 53°22'41"N

Longitude: -1.1186 / 1°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 458731

OS Northings: 387181

OS Grid: SK587871

Mapcode National: GBR NYMC.MQ

Mapcode Global: WHDDV.SCJ0

Entry Name: Langold War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 December 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421783

Location: Hodsock, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S81

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Hodsock

Built-Up Area: Langold

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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Summary

War memorial, unveiled in 1949.

Description

War memorial unveiled in 1949, designed by I Ilsley.

The memorial comprises a square-sectioned, slightly tapering plinth in dark grey Westmorland granite, topped by a two-stage, moulded base for the sundial. A gold-lettered inscription down the front (west face) of the plinth reads IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ 1939-1945 (names).

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 the men of Langold lost in the Second World War, was unveiled on 30 October 1949 by Col JN Chaworth-Musters of Annesley Hall and dedicated by the vicar, the Revd RJ Spencer. The architect was I Ilsley (of Anston). It stands in front of the Royal Legion public house. The memorial originally had a sundial attached to the top, but this is noted as missing in 2014.

Reasons for Listing

Langold war memorial, designed by I. Ilsley and unveiled in 1949, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* 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.

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