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Gotherington War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Gotherington, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9645 / 51°57'52"N

Longitude: -2.053 / 2°3'10"W

OS Eastings: 396454

OS Northings: 229557

OS Grid: SO964295

Mapcode National: GBR 2LD.XCR

Mapcode Global: VHB1B.CWHD

Entry Name: Gotherington War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424109

Location: Gotherington, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Gotherington

Built-Up Area: Gotherington

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Woolstone St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary

First World War memorial of 1919, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The memorial stands at the junction of Gretton Road and Cleeve Road. It comprises a short, square pillar on a square base, surmounted by an urn. Recessed panels on two sides contain marble plaques that record inscriptions and names. The general inscription reads ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF/ GOTHERINGTON MEN WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (10 names)

The second plaque is inscribed 1914 – 1918/ (two names)/ 1939 – 1945 (two names)

The memorial is surrounded by a square, stone-kerbed flower bed.

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, 10 January 2017.

History

The war memorial, in remembrance of the men of Gotherington lost in the First World War, was unveiled in November 1919 at a service conducted by the vicar of Bishops Cleeve. He was assisted by the rector of Woolstone and Revd Mr Nicholls, Wesleyan minister. The memorial was designed and built by Mr J A Oakey of Winchcombe. The names of two men who died during the Second World War were added at a later date.

Reasons for Listing

Gotherington’s war memorial, which stands at the junction of Cleeve Road, Malleson Road and Gretton Road, 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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