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Latitude: 52.0901 / 52°5'24"N
Longitude: -0.9924 / 0°59'32"W
OS Eastings: 469133
OS Northings: 244012
OS Grid: SP691440
Mapcode National: GBR 9WK.V8L
Mapcode Global: VHDSP.RQ7K
Plus Code: 9C4X32R5+33
Entry Name: Whittlebury War Memorial
Listing Date: 11 March 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1425144
Location: Whittlebury, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12
Civil Parish: Whittlebury
Built-Up Area: Whittlebury
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Whittlebury St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
War memorial, 1920.
The war memorial stands on the green where Church Way joins the High Street. It comprises a 2.75m high wheel-headed Celtic cross in Weldon limestone, with well-executed raised interlace decoration across its whole front face including the shaft. The cross shaft rises from a squat, tapered plinth which carries the inscription IN MEMORIAM 1914-1919/ (9 NAMES)/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY. The memorial stands in a small paved area enclosed by nine low wooden posts carrying a chain.
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, 17 January 2017.
The memorial was constructed by J G Pullen and Sons, 173 Bridge Street, Northampton for a cost of £46 17s 9d. It was dedicated by the Revd Samuel Frost on 27 April 1920.
Whittlebury War Memorial, which stands on a village green, 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 Celtic cross with well-executed raised interlace decoration across its whole front face.
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