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Tansor War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tansor, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5058 / 52°30'20"N

Longitude: -0.449 / 0°26'56"W

OS Eastings: 505370

OS Northings: 290892

OS Grid: TL053908

Mapcode National: GBR FXK.TKD

Mapcode Global: VHFNJ.58HX

Entry Name: Tansor War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424187

Location: Tansor, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Tansor

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Tansor St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

War memorial. Presumably erected c1920.

Description

The memorial stands in the churchyard, close to the east end of the Grade II*-listed church of St Mary the Virgin. Approximately 3m tall, it consists of a limestone cross in the medieval style, with a Greek cross head with a raised crown on the face set on a rectangular shaft. This rises from an octagonal plinth which stands on a two-stepped octagonal base. Four of the plinth’s faces bear the inscriptions:

(first face) TO THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF TANSOR/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY 1914-1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE

(second face) THAT HAVING/ ALL THINGS/ DONE, AND ALL/ YOUR CONFLICTS/ PAST, YE MAY/ OBTAIN THROUGH/ CHRIST ALONE/ A CROWN OF/ JOY AT LAST.

(third face) THEIR REWARD/ IS WITH THE/ LORD AND THE/ CARE OF THEM/ IS WITH THE/ MOST HIGH.

The names of the six men of the parish who died are inscribed on a fourth face.

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, 17 January 2017.

History

The war memorial was presumably erected in or soon after 1920 like the majority of those across the country. The six men from the village who died during the First World War fell in a fourteen month period during 1916 and 1917.

Reasons for Listing

Tansor’s War Memorial, which stands alongside the church of St Mary the Virgin, 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;
* Group value: it stands alongside the Grade II*-listed church of St Mary the Virgin.

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