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Brigstock War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Brigstock, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4577 / 52°27'27"N

Longitude: -0.6083 / 0°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 494658

OS Northings: 285324

OS Grid: SP946853

Mapcode National: GBR DWL.WJ5

Mapcode Global: VHFNM.DHR9

Entry Name: Brigstock War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425072

Location: Brigstock, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Brigstock

Built-Up Area: Brigstock

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Brigstock St Andrew with Stanion St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

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

Description

The war memorial stands in the triangular Hall Hill market square close to the scheduled Market Cross. Some 6m high overall, it comprises a limestone cross with PROWESS/ COUNTRY/ ENDURANCE/ [illegible] in raised lettering around the base of the shaft. The shaft is set on a tapering plinth with slate panels. One slate panel is inscribed IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE TWO GREAT WARS (NAMES). The remaining three panels are inscribed with names only. The plinth is set on a two-stage square base.

The whole memorial stands in the sunken centre of a rock garden defined by a modern metal fence. Neither the fence nor the rock garden are included in the listing.

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 memorial was erected in 1920, having been commissioned from J A Gotch. The slate panels were added after the Second World War. In 2005 a War Memorials Trust grant was used to clean and re-point the memorial.

Reasons for Listing

Brigstock War Memorial, which stands on Hall Hill, 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;
* Architect: designed by the renowned Northamptonshire architect J A Gotch;
* Group value: with the scheduled medieval Market Cross and numerous listed buildings around Hall Hill.

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