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Whittlebury War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittlebury, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0901 / 52°5'24"N

Longitude: -0.9924 / 0°59'32"W

OS Eastings: 469133

OS Northings: 244012

OS Grid: SP691440

Mapcode National: GBR 9WK.V8L

Mapcode Global: VHDSP.RQ7K

Entry Name: Whittlebury War Memorial

Listing Date: 11 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425144

Location: Whittlebury, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Whittlebury

Built-Up Area: Whittlebury

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Whittlebury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

War memorial, 1920.

Description

The war memorial stands on the green where Church Way joins the High Street. It comprises a 2.75m high wheel-headed Celtic cross in Weldon limestone, with well-executed raised interlace decoration across its whole front face including the shaft. The cross shaft rises from a squat, tapered plinth which carries the inscription IN MEMORIAM 1914-1919/ (9 NAMES)/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY. The memorial stands in a small paved area enclosed by nine low wooden posts carrying a chain.

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, 17 January 2017.

History

The memorial was constructed by J G Pullen and Sons, 173 Bridge Street, Northampton for a cost of £46 17s 9d. It was dedicated by the Revd Samuel Frost on 27 April 1920.

Reasons for Listing

Whittlebury War Memorial, which stands on a village green, 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 Celtic cross with well-executed raised interlace decoration across its whole front face.

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