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War Memorial and Attached Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3041 / 52°18'14"N

Longitude: -0.699 / 0°41'56"W

OS Eastings: 488803

OS Northings: 268132

OS Grid: SP888681

Mapcode National: GBR CX2.J2X

Mapcode Global: VHDRW.TBTZ

Entry Name: War Memorial and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233717

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Town: Wellingborough

Electoral Ward/Division: Swanspool

Built-Up Area: Wellingborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Wellingborough

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

WELLINGBOROUGH, BROAD GREEN SP8868SE (South side) 8/65 War memorial and attached wall

The memorial, on Broad Green facing one of the main roads out of central Wellingborough, is an imposing monument which uses Derbyshire gritstone for the foundations, Corshill stone for the main body, and Weldon stone for the name panels. The central element is a pillar, c. 8 m overall in height, with flat, fluted, pilasters at the corners with Corinthian capitals. To the front, its central recessed panel has a moulded stone wreath with ribbons. The pillar is topped with an elaborate segmental pediment with a cartouche to the front with the initial W (for Wellingborough) set on a poppy head.

Running behind the pillar is an arcing stone wall with piers to each end with heavy ball finials. Inscribed on the wall is 1914 REMEMBRANCE 1918/ (names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (names)/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS/ KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1955/ (names)/ NORTHERN IRELAND/ ( name). Set in the wall are 13 plaques bearing the names of those who fell in the First World War, with three for the Second World War beneath. Those who fell in later conflicts are also commemorated.
Behind the monument is a tall yew hedge; the memorial’s boundary is here defined by spiked railings, included within the listing.
To the front are two, independently-listed, lamp standards.

Listing NGR: SP8880368132

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/10/2015


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 17 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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