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Hampton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Evesham, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0864 / 52°5'11"N

Longitude: -1.9603 / 1°57'37"W

OS Eastings: 402817

OS Northings: 243119

OS Grid: SP028431

Mapcode National: GBR 3LH.37H

Mapcode Global: VHB0S.ZT1F

Entry Name: Hampton War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 October 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1438630

Location: Evesham, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR11

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Evesham

Built-Up Area: Evesham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Hampton

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Summary

A First World War memorial erected c.1920, altered following the Second World War.

Description

A First World War memorial erected c.1920, altered following the Second World War.

MATERIALS
The memorial is built from grey and pink granite.

DETAILS
The memorial takes the form of a small Celtic-style wheel cross atop a tall, tapering shaft. The main section of the base is in pink granite and bears the inscription, "LEST WE FORGET/ THESE MEN MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ (NAMES)/ R.I.P". To the side, a further inscription reads, "SERVED IN H.M FORCES/ DURING THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)".

The base stands on a stepped plinth with the inscription, "1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)".

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 18 January 2017.

History

The Hampton War Memorial was erected after the First World War, as part of the great wave of commemoration that took place, to acknowledge the sacrifice of the fallen of that conflict. The memorial was set up in a prominent position on the main road through the village, adjacent to the parish church. The memorial was altered following the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The war memorial in Hampton 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 sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: a well-executed stone cross.

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