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Leighton Bromswold War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Leighton, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507313

Location: Leighton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Leighton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Leighton Bromswold St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Description

1847/0/10001

LEIGHTON BROMSWOLD,
THE AVENUE,
Leighton Bromswold War Memorial

02-FEB-10

II

War memorial, unveiled in 1920, by Pettit of Godmanchester.

MATERIAL
Stone cross and plinth.

DESCRIPTION
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.

HISTORY
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.

SOURCES
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.

Reasons for Listing

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.

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