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Bulwick War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bulwick, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5374 / 52°32'14"N

Longitude: -0.5819 / 0°34'54"W

OS Eastings: 496281

OS Northings: 294225

OS Grid: SP962942

Mapcode National: GBR DVN.X9R

Mapcode Global: VHFN7.VHR6

Entry Name: Bulwick War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425395

Location: Bulwick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN17

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Bulwick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Bulwick and Blatherwycke St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

First World War memorial. Erected c1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The war memorial stands in the churchyard of the Grade I-listed St Nicholas’s church, overlooking the village street, the Queen’s Head public house (Grade II-listed) and other listed structures. It comprises a c7m tall, medieval-style, limestone cross, whose head rises from a crown and has a shield bearing HIS. The tapering shaft is set on a square plinth with scalloped corners and a chamfered base, this set on a substantial square base.

On the front of the plinth is inscribed in raised lettering TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF BRAVE MEN WHO/ FROM THIS VILLAGE FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-18. The names of the eight fallen are inscribed on the two side faces. On the rear of the plinth is inscribed 1939-45 with two names beneath.

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 presumably constructed c1920 like most English war memorials. An inscription was added to commemorate the names of two servicemen who died in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Bulwick War Memorial, standing in the churchyard of St Nicholas’s Church, 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: an elegant medieval-style limestone cross;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed St Nicholas’s church and the Grade II-listed Queen’s Head.

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