Granby War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1462714
Date first listed:
08-May-2019
Location Description:
Statutory Address:
Churchyard of All Saints Church, Sutton Road, Granby, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, NG13 9PY

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Location

Statutory Address:
Churchyard of All Saints Church, Sutton Road, Granby, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, NG13 9PY

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

Location Description:
County:
Nottinghamshire
District:
Rushcliffe (District Authority)
Parish:
Granby
National Grid Reference:
SK7507936219

Summary

A war memorial located in the churchyard to All Saints Church, Granby, commemorating the local men who lost their lives in combat during the First World War.

Reasons for Designation

Granby War Memorial, located in the churchyard of All Saints Church, 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 conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest: * For its well-executed and sombre design which is fitting for a memorial structure.

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 which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Granby in Nottinghamshire as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. The memorial is located in the churchyard of All Saints Church (listed at Grade I, List entry 1265230). It commemorates 10 local servicemen who fell during the First World War. 

Details

A First World War memorial located in the churchyard to All Saints Church, Granby.

MATERIALS: White limestone

DESCRIPTION: the memorial stands in the churchyard of All Saints Church, and is located to the north-west of the tower. The memorial takes the form of an incised wheel cross at the head of a tapered, chamfered shaft. The shaft is set upon a two-stepped base which stands upon a deep, square plinth with a quadrant moulding at the junction with the stepped base. The west face of the plinth carries a metal plaque with the dedication TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 / NAMES / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS /THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / ST JOHN XV v 13. There is also a commemorative plaque in the church which records the names of those who fell in the First World War and those who served in the Second World War.

Sources

Websites
Web site, accessed 25 January 2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/26622

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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