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Latitude: 52.1135 / 52°6'48"N
Longitude: 0.1501 / 0°9'0"E
OS Eastings: 547321
OS Northings: 248312
OS Grid: TL473483
Mapcode National: GBR L8H.GRG
Mapcode Global: VHHKP.K45M
Entry Name: Whittlesford Cross
Listing Date: 23 April 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1425040
Location: Whittlesford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22
District: South Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Whittlesford
Built-Up Area: Whittlesford
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Whittlesford St Mary and St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Ely
First World War memorial,1920. Later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial stands at Guildhall Corner, on a main road junction in the village. Of Portland stone it comprises a Latin cross at the head of a tall, slender, shaft, the whole in the style of a medieval churchyard cross. The shaft engages with a square, two-stage, plinth. On the principal, lower, part of the plinth facing the road is the inscription IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ WHITTLESFORD/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ IN HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE
Fifteen names are carved on the sides of the plinth and on the rear GREATER LOVE/ HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN/ LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS
while on the upper part of the plinth is 1939 - 1945 (8 NAMES).
The whole stands on a three-stage octagonal stepped base.
The memorial space is defined to the rear by an angled brick wall surmounted with railings.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 January 2017.
The war memorial was unveiled on 25 January 1920. Following the Second World War, eight names were added to the memorial.
Whittlesford Cross, at Guildhall Corner, is listed at Grade II for the following principal 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: several other listed structures stand around the road junction including the Grade II*-listed medieval Guildhall.
Other nearby listed buildings