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Stanton Hill All Saints
The war memorial takes the form of a stone cross, of simple, straight Celtic form, set on a hexagonal shaft and octagonal plinth. The names of the Fallen are inscribed in black letter text on the plinth, 60 from the First World War and eight from the Second World War. Below the plinth are three uneven steps to the ground.
The Aberdeen granite cross was unveiled on 14 August 1920 by Lieutenant-Colonel Foljambe.
The memorial is a Listed Building, Grade II, and the description is as follows:
Stanton Hill war memorial was unveiled in August 1920. The granite stone monument measures approximately 4 metres in height, is octagonal in plan and takes the form of an encircled cross on a tapered shaft set upon a plinth, base and platform. Beneath the cross, the tapered shaft bears a relief carving of the letters ‘IHS’ (a Greek Christogram symbol of Jesus Christ, in the form of acronym). Each of the eight faces of the octagonal plinth carry inscriptions; the epitaph on the frontal (south) elevation reads: “ERECTED TO THE / MEMORY OF THE / SAILORS AND SOLDIERS / OF STANTON HILL, / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR / LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR, / 1914-19” with the names of 60 local men who fell in the conflict continuing around the plinth. Resting at a slight angle on the base of the south elevation of the plinth is a tablet inscribed with the names of eight of the fallen from the Second World War and a further inscription which reads: “O, VALIANT HEARTS WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME / THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT & THROUGH BATTLE FLAME / TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED / YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED / 1939-45”. The memorial is located within the grounds of the Church of All Saints on a triangular gravelled plot bordered by flagstone paths. The memorial is positioned symmetrically in line with the church’s south window, facing Fackley Road in the centre of Stanton Hill.
The Fallen of the First World War
Further details of the men listed here may be seen on the Nottinghamshire Roll of Honour website.
The Fallen of the Second World War