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Isham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Isham, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1426573

Location: Isham, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

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

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Summary

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

Description

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.

History

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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