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Warmington War Memorial, Northamptonshire

A Grade II Listed Building in Warmington, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5061 / 52°30'22"N

Longitude: -0.4138 / 0°24'49"W

OS Eastings: 507757

OS Northings: 290986

OS Grid: TL077909

Mapcode National: GBR FXL.XWL

Mapcode Global: VHFNJ.S83N

Entry Name: Warmington War Memorial, Northamptonshire

Listing Date: 12 May 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1426146

Location: Warmington, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Warmington

Built-Up Area: Warmington (East Northamptonsh

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Warmington St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The war memorial stands in the south-east corner of the churchyard of the Grade I-listed church of St Mary the Virgin. The memorial is in the form of a square-sectioned sandstone pillar with a traceried Gothic-style panel recessed on each face, each beneath a gabled head.

Three of the panels bear the names of the fallen, arranged by year, with those who died in the Second World War added below those who had fallen in 1918. Below a list of names for 1917, the dedication reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVER BLESSED/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FOUGHT AND FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR.

The memorial is surmounted by a ball entwined by a laurel garland, on top of which is a coronet from which rises a short cross, all in limestone. The pillar stands on a three-stepped square limestone base. On the face of the uppermost step is inscribed THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE/ VICTORY.

The concrete flagged surround and modern steel post and chain fencing are excluded from the listing.

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/10/2015

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 war memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day 1920 by Col. Proby of Elton, to commemorate the servicemen from the village who fell in the First World War . Inscriptions were added to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Warmington’s 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: an individually designed memorial in the medieval style, reflecting the quality of the architecture of St Mary’s church;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed church of St Mary the Virgin.

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