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Latitude: 52.3645 / 52°21'52"N
Longitude: -0.3643 / 0°21'51"W
OS Eastings: 511471
OS Northings: 275305
OS Grid: TL114753
Mapcode National: GBR H0Q.QPQ
Mapcode Global: VHFP4.MTRR
Plus Code: 9C4X9J7P+Q7
Entry Name: Leighton Bromswold War Memorial
Listing Date: 2 February 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393663
English Heritage Legacy ID: 507313
Location: Leighton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28
Civil Parish: Leighton
Traditional County: Huntingdonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Leighton Bromswold St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Ely
Leighton Bromswold War Memorial
War memorial, unveiled in 1920, by Pettit of Godmanchester.
Stone cross and plinth.
The war memorial takes the form of a cross with chamfered shaft and tracery detail in the angles of the arms. The tall, rectangular plinth has a frieze with flower motif and chamfered corners inset with panels and tracery detailing. The names of nine World War I soldiers are inscribed on the south side of the plinth and painted black. The inscription above reads: IN ABIDING MEMORY/ OF THE UNDERNAMED LEIGHTON/ LADS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918. Beneath the names of the dead is the quote: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/THAN THIS.
The memorial was unveiled in 1920 and is the work of a Mr Pettit from Godmanchester. Grant-aided conservation of the memorial has recently been undertaken.
UK National Inventory of War Memorials ref.318. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Accessed 01/06/2009.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 January 2017.
The war memorial at Leighton Bromswold is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons.
* The architectural detailing to the plinth and cross are unusual and well-executed.
* It is a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of world events upon an individual community, commemorating the nine men from the parish of Leighton Bromswold, Huntingdonshire who lost their lives fighting in the First World War
* The memorial has group value with nearby listed structures including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary to the south-east and the Grade II listed No. 4 The Avenue to the north.
Other nearby listed buildings