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Latitude: 52.1028 / 52°6'10"N
Longitude: -0.9558 / 0°57'20"W
OS Eastings: 471615
OS Northings: 245457
OS Grid: SP716454
Mapcode National: GBR BXX.554
Mapcode Global: VHDSQ.DD1T
Entry Name: Paulerspury War Memorial
Listing Date: 30 March 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1425564
Location: Paulerspury, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12
District: South Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Paulerspury
Built-Up Area: Paulerspury
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Paulerspury St James the Great
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
First World War memorial, 1926, with later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial to the fallen of Paulerspury takes the form of a Calvary, set on a small Green to the front of the churchyard of St James the Great Church (listed Grade II*). The figure of Christ crucified is of oak, beneath a canopy. The cross, which has a lead-flashed lower section, rises from a sloping stone plinth (replaced in stone from Great Tew in 2014), itself set on an octagonal step and a two-stage square base.
On the plinth is inscribed ERECTED BY ELLA HARRISON TO/ THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ PAULERSPURY WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR FOR GOD KING AND/ COUNTRY./ 1914-1918 (27 NAMES). On one face are recorded the names of the eight men and one woman who fell in the Second World War.
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.
The total cost of the memorial, which was commissioned by Mrs Ella Harrison, was £200. It was handed over to the parish council in 1926. The names of those who died in the Second World War were added.
Paulerspury War Memorial, which stands to the front of the churchyard of St James the Great 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;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed church of St James the Great.
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