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Hinxton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0846 / 52°5'4"N

Longitude: 0.182 / 0°10'55"E

OS Eastings: 549604

OS Northings: 245160

OS Grid: TL496451

Mapcode National: GBR MB7.BTP

Mapcode Global: VHHKQ.3VKV

Entry Name: Hinxton War Memorial

Listing Date: 16 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424173

Location: Hinxton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB10

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Hinxton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Hinxton St Mary and St John

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary

War memorial, 1921 with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

Of granite, the memorial takes the form of a 3m Celtic wheel cross on a tapered shaft mounted on a chamfered square plinth on a narrow base step. The front face of the cross and shaft is dressed and recessed. The cross bears an interwoven Celtic knot-work design carved in relief. The front and rear faces of the shaft, the plinth and plinth base step are incised with black-painted inscriptions.

The front face of the shaft bears the inscription IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ HINXTON/ WHO FELL / IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914-1919

The front face of the plinth is inscribed with the names of the eight men killed in the First World War.

The front face of the base is inscribed THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER

The rear face of the plinth is inscribed 1939 – 1945 below which are the names of the four men killed in the Second World War.

The memorial is enclosed by a raised stone curb with a granite bollard at each corner. The bollards are connected by a metal rail fence; the ground around the memorial is covered with gravel.

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, 4 October 2017.

History

The war memorial was erected in 1921. After the Second World War, further names were added to commemorate the men who died in that conflict. Following a War Memorials Trust grant, the memorial was re-lettered and re-pointed in 2010.

Reasons for Listing

Hinxton’s War Memorial, on the junction of the High Street and Church Green, 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: three other listed structures stand around the road junction.

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