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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1424109
Location: Gotherington, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52
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
First World War memorial of 1919, with later additions for the Second World War.
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.
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.
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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