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Latitude: 52.092 / 52°5'31"N
Longitude: 0.1593 / 0°9'33"E
OS Eastings: 548024
OS Northings: 245941
OS Grid: TL480459
Mapcode National: GBR L8P.YXK
Mapcode Global: VHHKP.QP23
Entry Name: Duxford (Cambridgeshire) War Memorial
Listing Date: 13 February 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1424171
Location: Duxford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22
District: South Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Duxford
Built-Up Area: Duxford
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Duxford St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Ely
War memorial, erected 1920 with later additions following the Second World War.
The war memorial stands on the village green in front of the churchyard of St Peter’s church (Grade I). It takes the form of a 3m tall Celtic cross made from Portland stone on a tapered shaft mounted on a squat, chamfered, square base. Cable and interlace decoration occupies the cross head and the upper part of the shaft. Inscribed on the front face of the lower part of the shaft is 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES), and on the base OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ R. I. P. Fifteen names are recorded of those who fell in the First World War, and nine from the Second.
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, 16 January 2017.
Funding for the memorial, £240, was raised by public subscription. The masons were Farmer & Brindley Ltd. It was unveiled on 1 February 1920 by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. The lettering was repainted when the memorial was cleaned in the early 2000s.
Duxford’s War Memorial, on its village Green alongside St Peter’s church, 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: it stands on the green alongside the Grade II-listed village pump and in front of the Grade I-listed church of St Peter.
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