Bascote Heath and Stoneythorpe War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1435155
Date first listed:
18-May-2016
Statutory Address:
Bascote Heath Lane, Bascote Heath, Warwickshire, CV47 2DN

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Location

Statutory Address:
Bascote Heath Lane, Bascote Heath, Warwickshire, CV47 2DN

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Long Itchington
National Grid Reference:
SP3918662473

Summary

First World War memorial, 1921.

Reasons for Designation

Bascote Heath and Stoneythorpe War Memorial, which stands on Bascote Heath Lane, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the First World War; * Architectural interest: a simple yet dignified memorial cross; * Degree of survival; unusually, the war memorial has not been adapted for Second World War commemoration, and thus retains its original design intent.

History

Wishing to commemorate the seven men from Bascote Heath and Stoneythorpe who died in the First World War, the memorial and the land on which it stands was donated after the war by Mrs Chamberleyne of Stoneythorpe. It was unveiled by Captain Wheeler of Ladbroke Hall in February 1921.

Details

The memorial stands on a wayside green on the east side of Bascote Heath Lane at the hamlet of Bascote Heath. The memorial, which is made of Hornton stone, is a wheel-head cross standing c 2.5m high. Three of the terminals of the cross-head are stepped. The principal dedicatory inscription is incised in the front face of the tapering cross shaft: IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN FROM/ BASCOTE HEATH/ AND/ STONEY THORPE/ WHO DIED IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918 (7 NAMES).

The shaft stands on a rectangular, tapering, chamfered plinth. Incised into the plinth is the inscription OUR DEAD LIE SCATTERED FAR AND WIDE/ ON PLAIN AND MOUNT AND SEA/ BUT SINCE FOR THEE THEY FOUGHT AND DIED/ THEY SURELY REST WITH THEE. The plinth stands on two rectangular steps and the whole memorial stands on a base of stone flags which are flush with the surrounding grass verge.



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, 17 January 2017.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 17 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/227666
War Memorials Register, accessed 03/04/2016 from www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/19180
Other
"Bascote Heath and Stoneythorpe", Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard, 18 February 1921

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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