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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Hinxworth
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs F J Bailey of Ashwell, Mr. Denis M. Wilson
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th March 1920
    Attended by: Mrs. A Clutterbuck; Lt. Col. Clutterbuck
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th March 1920
    Attended by: Rev Canon Nairn of Baldock
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3792
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
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: The first name listed is from A Vincent Clutterbuck, who donated the clock.
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
  • CLOCK TOWER AND WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
c. 1991: the memorial was repainted 1997: the clock was restored thanks to a donation from Major Robert Clutterbuck
Costs

Site: £0
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.
Memorial: £250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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