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Islip (Oxfordshire) War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Islip, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.824 / 51°49'26"N

Longitude: -1.2383 / 1°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 452593

OS Northings: 214210

OS Grid: SP525142

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y5.RQ1

Mapcode Global: VHCXG.HF61

Entry Name: Islip (Oxfordshire) War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424128

Location: Islip, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX5

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Islip

Built-Up Area: Islip

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Islip

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Summary

War memorial. Erected c.1919, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The memorial stands at the junction of Bletchington Road and Church Close. It comprises a medieval-style stone cross, with a wheel head on a tapering octagonal shaft. This is set on a broadened octagonal base, which itself rests on a square plinth. The plinth’s chamfered base rests upon three low, square, steps. On the plinth is the inscription IN MEMORY OF/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ WHO FELL DURING/ THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 – 1918 (25 names). On the chamfered base of the plinth is the further inscription 1939 – 1945 (seven names beneath).

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 11 January 2017.

History


The memorial was erected in time for Armistice Day 1919.

Reasons for Listing

Islip’s War Memorial, which stands at the junction of Bletchington Road and Church Close, 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 modest yet well executed memorial;
* Group value: the memorial has group value with the Grade II-listed Old House.

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