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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1424128
Location: Islip, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX5
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
War memorial. Erected c.1919, with later additions for the Second World War.
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.
The memorial was erected in time for Armistice Day 1919.
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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