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Paulerspury War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Paulerspury, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425564

Location: Paulerspury, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

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

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Summary

First World War memorial, 1926, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

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.

History

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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