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Latitude: 52.3403 / 52°20'24"N
Longitude: -0.9651 / 0°57'54"W
OS Eastings: 470606
OS Northings: 271856
OS Grid: SP706718
Mapcode National: GBR BV0.8TK
Mapcode Global: VHDRK.7F5T
Entry Name: Creaton Memorial Cross
Listing Date: 4 June 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1426569
Location: Creaton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6
Civil Parish: Creaton
Built-Up Area: Creaton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Great Creaton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
First World War memorial. Erected 1921, with later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial stands in the churchyard of the church of St Michael (Grade II*), north-west of the church tower. It comprises a 4m tall Derbyshire stone cross with a simple Celtic wheel-head design. LEST WE FORGET is inscribed towards the top of the square-sectioned shaft. This rises from a tapering plinth, itself set on a three-stepped square base.
The plinth carries the inscription (front) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE MEN/ FROM THIS VILLAGE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/1914 – 1919./ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH. The names of those who died (including in the Second World War) are listed on the flanks of the plinth. On the rear face is inscribed SO THEY PASSED OVER/ AND ALL THE TRUMPETS/ SOUNDED FOR/ THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE./ LET THOSE/ THAT COME AFTER SEE TO IT/ THAT THEIR NAMES BE/ NOT FORGOTTEN.
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, 16 January 2017.
The memorial was unveiled on 2 October 1921 by Gen Lord Horne. An inscription on the base shows it was constructed by Pullen & Sons of Northampton. The names of two servicemen who died in the Second World War were added at a later date.
Creaton War Memorial, which stands in St Michael’s churchyard, 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 Celtic cross;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed church of St Michael.
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