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North Collingham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Collingham, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1485 / 53°8'54"N

Longitude: -0.7605 / 0°45'37"W

OS Eastings: 482997

OS Northings: 361982

OS Grid: SK829619

Mapcode National: GBR CKR.LKQ

Mapcode Global: WHFHB.9433

Entry Name: North Collingham War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 April 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425561

Location: Collingham, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG23

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Newark and Sherwood

Civil Parish: Collingham

Built-Up Area: Collingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Collingham

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Summary

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

Description

The memorial stands in the churchyard extension of All Saints’ Church (Grade I-listed). Approximately 8m tall, it takes the form of an elaborate stone crucifix rising from an octagonal shaft. The shaft is raised on a small octagonal plinth, which stands on a two-stepped base. Carved on the front face of the plinth, in a panel of blind tracery, is the inscription 1914/ TO/ THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE/ FALLEN OF THIS/ PARISH/ 1919.

The remaining sides of the plinth are also decorated with panels of blind tracery. Mounted on alternate faces are bronze plaques bearing the ranks, names and regiments of the men who died in the First World War, and also Nurse Elizabeth Hunt. A bronze plaque bearing the names of those who died in the Second World War is mounted on one face with the dedication ALSO IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ 1939-45.

The memorial stands in a small paved area, enclosed by a low chain suspended from small wooden posts.

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 is in remembrance of the men, and one woman, from Collingham who served and died during the First World War. Sculpted by Clement William Jewett (1870-1956), it was unveiled by Lt Col W Coape-Oates on 30 November 1919. The names of those who died in the Second World War have been added.

Reasons for Listing

North Collingham War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard of All Saints’ Church, 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;
* Sculptor: an example of the work of Clement W Jewitt (1870-1956) of Hornsey, whose five war memorials include that at Howden (East Yorkshire) which is Grade II-listed;
* Group value: the memorial is the centrepiece of an extension to the churchyard of the Grade I-listed All Saints Church.

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