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Latitude: 52.1122 / 52°6'43"N
Longitude: 0.0324 / 0°1'56"E
OS Eastings: 539268
OS Northings: 247932
OS Grid: TL392479
Mapcode National: GBR L8B.H0W
Mapcode Global: VHHKM.H5ZM
Entry Name: Shepreth War Memorial
Listing Date: 16 February 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1424181
Location: Shepreth, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8
District: South Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Shepreth
Built-Up Area: Shepreth
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Shepreth All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Ely
War memorial, probably erected 1920. Later additions for the Second World War.
Shepreth’s war memorial stands on a small Green defined by High Street and Meldreth Road. It is a 3.5m high Celtic cross in granite, the head set on a tapered shaft mounted on a tapered plinth on a three-stepped square base. Inscribed in relief on the head and shaft is:
TO/ THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ THE/ MEN/ OF/ THIS/ VILLAGE/ WHO/ GAVE/ THEIR/ LIVES/ IN/ THE/ GREAT/ WAR/ 1914/ 1918
On the plinth are the ten names of those who died in the First World War; the names of three men who died in the Second have been added below. The memorial has a flagged surround defined by a low chain suspended on squat stone posts.
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 memorial was probably erected in 1920, the year it was professionally photographed, with wreaths at its base, by H C Chapman of Barrington. An incorrectly spelt name was corrected in 2013, following which the memorial was re-dedicated.
Shepreth’s War Memorial, which stands on the Green in front of Docwra’s Manor, 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: a modest yet well executed memorial;
* Group value: the memorial has group value with the Grade II*-listed Docwra’s Manor, the Grade II-listed gates, piers and walls of Docwra’s Manor, and other listed structures that stand around the Green.
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