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Whittlebury War Memorial, Whittlebury

Description: Whittlebury War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 2015
Building ID: 1425144

OS Grid Reference: SP6913344012
OS Grid Coordinates: 469133, 244012
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0901, -0.9924

Locality: Whittlebury
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire
County: Northamptonshire
Postcode: NN12 8XD

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Listing Text


War memorial, 1920.

Reason for Listing

Whittlebury War Memorial, which stands on a village green, is listed at Grade II for the following principal 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 Celtic cross with well-executed raised interlace decoration across its whole front face.


The memorial was constructed by J G Pullen and Sons, 173 Bridge Street, Northampton for a cost of £46 17s 9d. It was dedicated by the Revd Samuel Frost on 27 April 1920.


The war memorial stands on the green where Church Way joins the High Street. It comprises a 2.75m high wheel-headed Celtic cross in Weldon limestone, with well-executed raised interlace decoration across its whole front face including the shaft. The cross shaft rises from a squat, tapered plinth which carries the inscription IN MEMORIAM 1914-1919/ (9 NAMES)/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY. The memorial stands in a small paved area enclosed by nine low wooden posts carrying a chain.

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