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Hauxton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hauxton, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.149 / 52°8'56"N

Longitude: 0.0973 / 0°5'50"E

OS Eastings: 543595

OS Northings: 252157

OS Grid: TL435521

Mapcode National: GBR L81.7FD

Mapcode Global: VHHKG.M7TW

Entry Name: Hauxton War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 April 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425399

Location: Hauxton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Hauxton

Built-Up Area: Hauxton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Hauxton St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary

First World War memorial, 1922, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The memorial stands close to the road in the churchyard of St Edmund’s parish church (listed Grade I). It is a 3m tall limestone cross with a wheel cross-head, with the wheel formed by a laurel wreath. The tapering octagonal shaft rises from a square plinth. On the south face of the plinth is inscribed IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ ALSO/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 – 1945

On the other faces are inscribed:

(west) TO/ THE GLORY OF/ GOD.

(north) THEIR REWARD IS WITH/ THE LORD. WISDOM V. 15.

(east) FROM THIS PARISH,/ (NAMES: five for the First World War, two for the Second)

Around the base is a narrow flower bed defined by a stone kerb.

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.

History

Hauxton war memorial was unveiled in 1922. An inscription and names commemorating those who died in the Second World War were added.

Reasons for Listing

Hauxton’s war memorial, which stands south of St Edmund’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 limestone cross;
* Group value: it stands alongside the Grade I-listed St Edmund’s church.

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