Harby-with-Swinethorpe War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1462528
Date first listed:
07-Jun-2019
Statutory Address:
Church of All Saints, Church Road, Harby, Nottinghamshire

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Location

Statutory Address:
Church of All Saints, Church Road, Harby, Nottinghamshire

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

County:
Nottinghamshire
District:
Newark and Sherwood (District Authority)
Parish:
Harby
National Grid Reference:
SK8783770502

Summary

First World War memorial, unveiled on 2 October 1920 in a ceremony attended by Major Jarvis of Doddington Hall and serving service personnel

Reasons for Designation

Harby-with-Swinethorpe War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* it is 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; * it incorporates earlier fabric from the village cross which was dismantled by Cromwell's Roundheads in the C17.

Architectural interest:

* it is a well-detailed war memorial in the form of a tapering obelisk;

Group value:

* it has group value with the Grade II listed Church of All Saints and the nearby scheduled moated site.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

The war memorial in Harby-with-Swinethorpe was unveiled on 2 October 1920 in a ceremony attended by Major Jarvis of Doddington Hall and serving service personnel. The shaft and base of the memorial cross were originally part of the ancient village cross dismantled by Cromwell's Roundheads. The base bears the names of 81 men who enlisted and survived and 19 who died.

Details

First World War memorial, unveiled on 2 October 1920 in a ceremony attended by Major Jarvis of Doddington Hall and serving service personnel

MATERIALS: stone.

PLAN: the memorial is located in the churchyard of the All Saints Church (Grade II), to the east of the church.

EXTERIOR: it is in the form of a square tapering obelisk mounted on a two-tiered rectangular tapering plinth and rectangular base. Two of the faces of the plinth bear a wreath in relief, and another has a metal plaque with raised lettering with the following inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / (9 NAMES) / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-18 / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / BY THE PARISHIONERS OF / HARBY WITH SWINETHORPE.

Sources

Websites
Nottinghamshire County Council Roll of Honour , accessed 17 January 2019 from https://secure.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/RollOfHonour/WarMemorials/Details/111
Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project , accessed 17 January 2019 from http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/harby-with-swinethorpe/hwarmem.php
War Memorials Register , accessed 17 January 2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/62713

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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