SK7081 : Retford War Memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Retford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Retford War Memorial
Retford War Memorial
Designed by Leonard Barnard and unveiled in 1921, derived from the form of medieval Eleanor Crosses. As well as the two World Wars, the memorial also commemorates the dead of the Korean War. Listed Grade II*.
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%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1921 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7049 8116 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.3608N 0:56.5926W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7050 8115
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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War Memorial  Grade II(star) Listed  Eleanor Cross Replica 

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