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Duxford (Cambridgeshire) War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Duxford, Cambridgeshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424171

Location: Duxford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

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

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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