SK5236 : Crimean War memorial - 1

taken 8 years ago, near to Beeston, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Crimean War memorial - 1
Crimean War memorial - 1
Specific memorials for this particular conflict are rare*, compared with those for the two World Wars. This one is in the churchyard of Beeston parish church. Listed Grade II.
*The War Memorials Archive LinkExternal link lists only around 100 generic memorials.
Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link

War Memorials

War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms, the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 2 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Building Material (from Tags)
Portland Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5279 3671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.5129N 1:12.9722W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5280 3672
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