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Fowlmere War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0926 / 52°5'33"N

Longitude: 0.0723 / 0°4'20"E

OS Eastings: 542063

OS Northings: 245830

OS Grid: TL420458

Mapcode National: GBR L8L.M4C

Mapcode Global: VHHKN.6NLP

Entry Name: Fowlmere War Memorial

Listing Date: 16 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424153

Location: Fowlmere, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Fowlmere

Built-Up Area: Fowlmere

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Fowlmere St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary

War memorial, erected 1919 and with later additions after the Second World War.

Description

The stone war memorial cross stands in the centre of the village at the junction of London Road and High Street. It takes the form of a foliate cross on top of a tapering square shaft which rises from a plinth on a two-stepped base. The lower part of the cross shaft carries the inscriptions:

(side one) TO/ THE GLORY OF/ GOD/ AND IN PIOUS MEMORY OF/ OUR FOWLMERE MEN/ (NAMES)/ WHO FELL IN BATTLE DURING THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918/ HE THAT LOSETH THIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL FIND IT

(side two) TO/ THE GLORY OF/ GOD/ AND IN PIOUS MEMORY OF/ OUR FOWLMERE MEN/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)

(side three) TO/ THE GLORY OF/ GOD/ AND IN PIOUS MEMORY OF/ OUR FOWLMERE MEN/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

There are eleven names of those who died in the First World War, and two of men who died in the Second; in 2000 one further name was added.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 January 2017.

History

The memorial cost £120, raised by public subscription; the masons were Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd of 367 Euston Road, London. The memorial was dedicated on 10 December 1919, and re-dedicated on 20 September 2000 following cleaning and the addition of a further name.

Reasons for Listing

Fowlmere War Memorial, on a crossroads in the centre of the village, 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 well-executed memorial by a longstanding London firm;
* Group value: several listed buildings stand around the crossroads where the war memorial stands.

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