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War memorial to prison officers of Camp Hill Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Newport, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7124 / 50°42'44"N

Longitude: -1.3121 / 1°18'43"W

OS Eastings: 448661

OS Northings: 90534

OS Grid: SZ486905

Mapcode National: GBR 8B9.C2J

Mapcode Global: FRA 8746.8N5

Entry Name: War memorial to prison officers of Camp Hill Prison

Listing Date: 15 April 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1423405

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Newport

Built-Up Area: Newport (Isle of Wight)

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Newport St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Summary

First World War Memorial to officers of Camp Hill Prison.

Description

First World War Memorial.

MATERIALS: stone memorial with a bronze plaque.

DESCRIPTION: a two metre high memorial comprising an octagonal tapering obelisk with a ball finial and moulded base on a square plinth and two square steps. The south side of the plinth has a carved cross. The west side has a square bronze plaque with a gadrooned edge inscribed 'TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS OF H. M. PRISON CAMP HILL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR'. Below are the names of the six prison officers.


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, 7 December 2016.

History

Camp Hill Prison was constructed between 1909-1915 for male prisoners detained under the 1908 Prevention of Crime Act. This war memorial on a roundabout opposite the Gate House to Camp Hill Prison was erected to six prison officers who fell during the First World War.

Reasons for Listing

The War Memorial to six officers of H M Prison Camp Hill who fell in the First World War is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: the stone octagonal tapering obelisk is a fairly unusual form for a war memorial and it is intact, including the names of the Fallen;
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of the war on this community and the sacrifices it made in the First World War;
* Group value: situated close to the Gate House to Camp Hill Prison, the former place of employment of the officers commemorated.

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