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Latitude: 52.3564 / 52°21'22"N
Longitude: -0.7022 / 0°42'7"W
OS Eastings: 488484
OS Northings: 273938
OS Grid: SP884739
Mapcode National: GBR CWH.992
Mapcode Global: VHDRP.S14F
Entry Name: Isham War Memorial
Listing Date: 9 June 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1426573
Location: Isham, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN14
Civil Parish: Isham
Built-Up Area: Isham
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Isham St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
First World War memorial with later additions for the Second World War.
The First World War memorial is an inscribed limestone tablet set into a niche in the west churchyard wall of the church of St Peter (Grade II*) on line with and below the church’s west tower. The niche has an arched, moulded, limestone cornice above it, and is defined to either end by ironstone buttresses. The tablet is divided by a central, stylised, wheel-head cross carved in relief.
To the left of the cross is inscribed in raised lettering TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF THE/ BRAVE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 – 1918, and to the right the names of the fallen followed by RIP. Two small, plain, stone tablets flank the main inscription. That to the left is inscribed 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES), and that to the right WE WILL/ REMEMBER/ THEM.
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 First World War memorial was presumably, like most war memorials in England, erected c1920. Later, two tablets were added to the memorial to commemorate the Second World War.
Isham war memorial, a niche with tablets in the churchyard wall, 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: including a well-executed limestone tablet;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed church of St Peter.
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