Hardwick War Memorial and screen wall

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1421781
Date first listed:
08-Dec-2014
Location Description:
Hardwick, Worksop

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Location

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Location Description:
Hardwick, Worksop
County:
Nottinghamshire
District:
Bassetlaw (District Authority)
Parish:
Clumber and Hardwick
National Grid Reference:
SK6373975691

Summary

War memorial, unveiled 1918.

Reasons for Designation

Hardwick war memorial, unveiled in 1918, 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; * Architectural interest: the memorial is thoughtfully designed with good carved detailing; * Group value: the memorial is prominently located within Clumber Park, a designed landscape registered at Grade I, and has additional group value with a number of listed buildings including The Chantry (Grade II).

History

The war memorial, in remembrance of the men of the Clumber estate lost in the First World War, was unveiled on 25 September 1918 by the Duke of Newcastle and dedicated by the Rt Revd Edwyn Hoskyns, the Bishop of Southwell. It was designed by W E Tower, and made by William D Gough, both of London. The names of those who fell in the Second World War were added after it.

Details

War memorial, unveiled in 1918 and designed by W E Tower.

EXTERIOR: the memorial comprises a 3.5 m tall Clipsham stone Calvary on an angular plinth, itself set on a one-stage base. Bronze plaques on the plinth, base, and the wall behind are inscribed OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS OF THOSE OUR COUNTRYMEN & ALLIES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING THOSE OF THE CLUMBER ESTATE WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED/ (18 names) /AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II & ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING/ (6 names)/ REST ETERNAL/ GRANT UNTO THEM/ O LORD/ AND LET LIGHT/ PERPETUAL/ SHINE UPON THEM/ AMEN

SUBSIDIARY FEATURE: behind the Calvary is an ashlar screen wall, ramped to the centre and with short flanking walls, all with triangular coping. A low stone kerb defines the front of the memorial ground.



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.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 24 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/133848
War Memorials Register, accessed 24 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/26994
Other
Bassetlaw Outdoor War Memorials Survey, May 2014,

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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