WAR MEMORIAL 21 METRES NORTH EAST OF THE VILLAGE POND

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1391446
Date first listed:
09-Dec-2005
Statutory Address:
WAR MEMORIAL 21 METRES NORTH EAST OF THE VILLAGE POND

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Location

Statutory Address:
WAR MEMORIAL 21 METRES NORTH EAST OF THE VILLAGE POND

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
East Hampshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Newton Valence
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
SU 72364 32715

Details

NEWTON VALENCE

559/0/10020 War memorial 21 metres north east of t 09-DEC-05 he village pond

II War memorial. 1921. Designed by H Bryans of Mornington Crescent, London with sculpture by Messrs Haswell of Chester. Runcorn stone.

DESCRIPTION: Tall tapering square-sectioned shaft with projecting moulded cap surmounted by a square-sectioned Latin cross. The shaft rests on a four sided plinth with shouldered tops to the corners and an octagonal top. This in turn rests on a four tiered octagonal base. On the west face of the plinth is the inscription 'In honoured memory of the brave men of Newton Valence who gave their lives for God, King and Country in the Great War A-D 1914-1918. So they passed over and all the trumpets sounded for them on the other side.' On the north and south faces are the thirteen names of the fallen. Included in the six names on the south face are three men awarded the Distinguished Service Order. On the east face is the inscription '1939-1945' and a list of names of the four fallen in World War II.

HISTORY: Costing £320, this memorial was unveiled by Colonel G B Lempriere on 6th March 1921 and dedicated by the vicar, Reverend A C Maclachan. The inclusion amongst the list of fallen of three DSO recipients is noteworthy. They were respectively Lieutenant Colonel H A Lempriere of the 7th Dragoon Guards, Brigadier General R C Maclachan of the Rifle Brigade and Lieutenant Colonel A F C Maclachlan of the Kings Royal Rifles.

ASSESSMENT: War memorials have very strong historic and cultural significance on both a local and national scale. This particular example, erected in 1921, is an elegant design in an attractive village setting.

SOURCES: The Hampshire Herald and Alton Gazette, Friday 11th March 1921: "In memory of Newton Valence men - Dedication of Memorial Cross"

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, 6 December 2016.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
494510
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 06/12/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/84192
War Memorials Register, accessed 06/12/2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/40334

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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