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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bassetlaw
Town
Hardwick
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR WALTER ERNEST TOWER (Designer)
MR WILLIAM D GOUGH (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 1918
    Attended by: Duke of Newcastle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 September 1918
    Attended by: Rt Revd Edwyn Hoskins, Bishop of Southwell
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26994
Current location

Village Centre
Hardwick
Bassetlaw
Nottinghamshire
S80 3PD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 63739 75691
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
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 the dedication and names plaques for both wars. 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.
Inscription
Left Hand Wall Plaque-OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR/ OF THOSE OUR COUTRYMEN &/IN THE GREAT WAR ESPECIALLY/CLUMBER ESTATE WHOSE Right Hand Wall Plaque-THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS/ALLIES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/REMEMBERING THOSE OF THE /NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED/ Central Panel below the Calvary-REST ETERNAL/GRANT UNTO THEM/O LORD/AND LET LIGHT/PERPETUAL/SHINE UPON THEM/AMEN Left Hand Names Panel-[names from Albones to Merrills] Right Hand Names Panel- [names from Read to Welbourne] WW2 Panel-AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN WORLD WAR II & ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING/ (NAMES in 2 columns) (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Albones, Frederick
Allison, John W
Carter, George
Cobb, George A
Cowley, Herbert
Free, Robert Malcolm
Gascoigne, Frederick J
Harrington, David
Hill, Frank
Knight, Frank
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forenames, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth C 1500MM, height C 3500MM, width C 3500MM
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Hardwick War Memorial and screen wall
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
The 6 bronze plaques were stolen in May 2018
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
National Trust
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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