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Little Addington War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Addington, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.352 / 52°21'7"N

Longitude: -0.5934 / 0°35'36"W

OS Eastings: 495904

OS Northings: 273594

OS Grid: SP959735

Mapcode National: GBR DXZ.DTY

Mapcode Global: VHFP6.N4PR

Entry Name: Little Addington War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425555

Location: Little Addington, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Little Addington

Built-Up Area: Little Addington

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Little Addington St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

War memorial, erected c1920.

Description

The war memorial stands in the north-east corner of the churchyard of the Grade I-listed church of St Mary overlooking the village street. The memorial is in the form of a c4m high medieval-style stone cross on a shaft mounted on a plinth with heavily chamfered top corners.

The inscription, carved in relief on the plinth, reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ DIED IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ AND THEIR COUNTRY'S HONOUR. The names of the nine men who died in the First World War are inscribed on the other sides of the plinth.

A separate stone plaque commemorating the Second World War was added alongside the memorial, to record the names of the five men from the village who died between 1940 and 1947.

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 the majority of those in England.

Reasons for Listing

Little Addington War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard of St Mary’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: a well-executed medieval-style cross;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed St Mary’s Church.

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