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Hinxworth Clock Tower

WM reference
3792
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 24th March 1920
  • Dedicated : 24th March 1920
Current location

Village green and market square on side of high street.
Clock Tower
High Street
Hinxworth
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG7 5HH
England
OS Grid Ref.: TL 23577 40523
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Clock tower with two dials. On the front of the tower is a cross, on either side of which are tablets bearing the names of the fallen. There is also a third tablet below the cross.

Inscription

(Central Tablet): THIS CLOCK WAS BEQUEATHED/ TO THE PARISH OF HINXSWORTH BY/ MAJOR A. VINCENT CLUTTERBUCK ESSEX REGT/ WHO DIED OCTOBER 31. 1916. (WW1 Tablet): IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE/ WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / (Names) (WW2 Tablet): 1939-1945 / (Name) (Restoration tablet): THE RESTORATION/ OF THIS/ CLOCKTOWER IN/ 1997 WAS MADE/ POSSIBLE BY A/ GENEROUS/ DONATION FROM/ MAJOR ROBERT/ CLUTTERBUCK

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Barton, A J
Brooks, Walter
Bryant, Frederick
Clutterbuck, A Vincent
Dearmer, Frederick
Garley, C Edward
Harradine, William
Morgan, Percy
Stanton, Charles
Stanton, Frederick
See details for all 13 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 12
Served and returned: 0
Died: 12
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment, decorations
Order of information: Alphabetically by surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, regiment
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Clock
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 3000mm, height 10000mm, width 3000mm
Materials: Brick
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 24th March 1920
Attended by: Mrs. A Clutterbuck; Lt. Col. Clutterbuck

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 24th March 1920
Attended by: Rev Canon Nairn of Baldock

History

c. 1991: the memorial was repainted 1997: the clock was restored thanks to a donation from Major Robert Clutterbuck

Costs

Site: £0
Memorial: £250
Comments: The site of the memorial was donated by Mr. John Innes. The tower was subscribed by the people of Hinxworth. The clock was the gift of Major A. Vincent Clutterbuck, who died in 1916.

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

The clock was supplied by Messrs. Gillet & Johnson, of Croydon.

Reference

North Beds Chronicle, 26 March 1920: Hinxworth War Memorial

Reference

Herts Express, 3 April 1920, page 5

Reference

Unveiling and Dedication of the Hinxworth War Memorial (panflet)

Reference

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Hertfordshire/HinxworthRollofHonour.html

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