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War Memorial Approximately 6 Metres South of Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Kettering, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4037 / 52°24'13"N

Longitude: -0.6011 / 0°36'3"W

OS Eastings: 495265

OS Northings: 279330

OS Grid: SP952793

Mapcode National: GBR DXC.BTQ

Mapcode Global: VHFNT.JVL6

Plus Code: 9C4XC93X+FH

Entry Name: War Memorial Approximately 6 Metres South of Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 31 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232550

Location: Lowick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Slipton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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The war memorial stands alongside the Grade II*-listed church of St John the Baptist, which stands well outside the village. It takes the form of a limestone cross on an octagonal shaft of c. 1920, set in an octagonal, perhaps C15, medieval churchyard cross socket with a square base mounted on two octagonal steps (c. 1920). An inscription in raised lettering running around the second step reads THIS CROSS WAS RESTORED IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF SLIPTON, WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. The names of those who fell are listed below the inscription.

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/12/2014

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 memorial was presumably constructed c.1920 like the majority of those in England.

Reasons for Listing

Slipton’s war memorial, which stands in its churchyard, is designated at Grade II for the following 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 medieval-style cross incorporating part of a real medieval churchyard cross;
* Group value with the Grade II*-listed church of St John the Baptist.

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