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Evenley War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Evenley, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0084 / 52°0'30"N

Longitude: -1.1462 / 1°8'46"W

OS Eastings: 458699

OS Northings: 234779

OS Grid: SP586347

Mapcode National: GBR 8W5.509

Mapcode Global: VHCWK.2SX8

Entry Name: Evenley War Memorial

Listing Date: 10 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425396

Location: Evenley, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN13

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Evenley

Built-Up Area: Evenley

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Evenley St George

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

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

Description

The memorial stands on the south edge of the large Green. It comprises a simple limestone cross, c4m high, with an inverted sword carved on both the front and rear faces. The shaft rises from a three-stage octagonal plinth on a square base. On the front face of the plinth is inscribed THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ LEST WE FORGET. The names of the fallen occupy other faces of the plinth. Beneath, on the top tier of the base, is inscribed 1939-1945.

The modern flagged surround to the memorial is excluded from 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

No date for the memorial is recorded but it was presumably erected c1920 when most of the country’s war memorials were raised. An additional inscription for the Second World War was added after 1945.

Reasons for Listing

Evenley War Memorial, set on the southern edge of Evenley’s large 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 well-executed medieval-style stone cross.

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