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Denford (Northamptonshire) War Memorial, Denford

Description: Denford (Northamptonshire) War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 February 2015
Building ID: 1424159

OS Grid Reference: SP9936176803
OS Grid Coordinates: 499361, 276803
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3803, -0.5417

Locality: Denford
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire
County: Northamptonshire
Postcode: NN14 4EF

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Listing Text


First World War memorial, 1921.

Reason for Listing

Denford (Northamptonshire) War Memorial, on the bank of the River Nene at the junction of High Street and Denford Road, is listed at Grade II for the following reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design: a memorial which is taller and more elegant than many.


The war memorial was erected in 1921. Following a grant awarded in 2012, the memorial was conserved and restored.


The memorial stands on the bank of the River Nene, on the edge of the village. It consists of a limestone three-stepped base surmounted by a square stone plinth which is topped with a long cylindrical column and a stone ball. Overall the memorial is c.4m high. The square plinth contains slate plaques on three sides. That facing the road is inscribed TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF OUR/ FELLOW VILLAGERS WHO FELL/ AND IN DEEP GRATITUDE TO/ THOSE WHO SERVED DURING/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ ‘GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN’. Two other plaques list the names of the men of Denford who lost their lives in the First World War. On the stonework above the plaques incised lettering on each face of the plinth reads COUNTRY/ SACRIFICE/ HONOUR/ ENDURANCE. The memorial stands within a square enclosure defined by iron railings.

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