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Titchmarsh War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4071 / 52°24'25"N

Longitude: -0.4986 / 0°29'55"W

OS Eastings: 502228

OS Northings: 279851

OS Grid: TL022798

Mapcode National: GBR FYV.0RD

Mapcode Global: VHFNW.9RRK

Entry Name: Titchmarsh War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424193

Location: Titchmarsh, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Titchmarsh

Built-Up Area: Titchmarsh

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Titchmarsh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

War memorial,1920. Later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The Titchmarsh memorial, a 3m high sandstone cross, stands in the south-east corner of the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin. It comprises a wheel cross head set on a tapering shaft rising from a square plinth. The plinth stands on a two-stepped octagonal base. Inscriptions on the plinth are in relief and read IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF/ TITCHMARSH WHO FOUGHT/ AND DIED IN WAR/ 1914-1919 1939-1945/ (NAMES). Other names are on the other faces of the plinth. There are 24 names for the First World War and four for 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, 17 January 2017.

History

A plan for the memorial was decided upon at a public meeting in July 1919. £240 was raised by subscription, and the architect J A Gotch (1852-1942) was appointed to design the cross. It was unveiled by Lord Lilford on All Saints’ Eve (31 October) 1920.

Reasons for Listing

Titchmarsh War Memorial, which stands to the south-east of 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;
* Architect: designed by J A Gotch, the well-regarded Northamptonshire architect;
* Group value: it stands alongside the Grade I-listed church of St Mary the Virgin.

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