Bassingham War Memorial

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Reference WMO/260144


Junction Newark/Lincoln Road /High Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: polished red Aberdeen granite obelisk standing 12ft 10in high on a 2ft 10in square plinth on which are inscribed in raised lead lettering 22 names, to which have been added 7 more who were lost in the 2nd World War. It was unveiled in 1920 by Col. E. Royds M.P. J. Boulton, mason built the memorial, at a cost of £211.75
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The plinth is inscribed: - To the glory of God and in Grateful memory of the Men of Bassingham who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Also in tribute to those who served their King and Country and returned. "Greater love hath no man" Also in grateful memory of those who fell in Word War II 1939 – 1945

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