Ordsall War Memorial


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Location Description:
Church of All Hallow's, All Hallow's Street, Ordsall, Retford, Nottinghamshire


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Location Description:
Church of All Hallow's, All Hallow's Street, Ordsall, Retford, Nottinghamshire
Bassetlaw (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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War memorial, unveiled in 1951.

Reasons for Designation

Ordsall War Memorial, in the churchyard of the church of All Hallows, unveiled in 1951, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20; * Group value: conferred by its close proximity to the church of All Hallows (Grade II*), and Ordsall House (Grade II).


The war memorial, in remembrance of local men lost in both world wars, was unveiled on 25 March 1951 with a dedication by the rector, the Revd CHB Watson. It replaced a timber cross dedicated on 16 October 1949; on the same date in 1949 a memorial window was dedicated in All Hallows’ church.


War memorial, unveiled in 1951.

Standing c.1.25m high, the memorial was based on St Columb’s Cross (in St Columb Major, Cornwall), where the granite for the memorial was quarried and it was carved. It comprises a Celtic wheel-head cross on a short shaft rising from a roughly-finished tapering plinth. A panel on the front has the lead-letter inscription: 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN. No names are given.

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.


War Memorials Online, accessed 24 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/205679
War Memorials Register, accessed 24 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/27049
Bassetlaw Outdoor War Memorials Survey, May 2014,


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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