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Stoke Albany War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4858 / 52°29'8"N

Longitude: -0.8152 / 0°48'54"W

OS Eastings: 480553

OS Northings: 288204

OS Grid: SP805882

Mapcode National: GBR CTS.4QP

Mapcode Global: VHDQV.TSF7

Plus Code: 9C4XF5PM+8W

Entry Name: Stoke Albany War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1427611

Location: Stoke Albany, Kettering, Northamptonshire, LE16

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Stoke Albany

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Stoke Albany St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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First World War memorial erected 1921, with later additions for the Second World War.


The memorial stands at the north end of the village, on a green on the approach to the Church of St Botolph (listed Grade II*), by the former village school (now the Village Hall, Grade II-listed). Of limestone and c5m tall overall, it comprises a shallow, three-tier, octagonal base supporting a square plinth. A square-sectioned shaft rises from this at the head of which is a lantern with the monogram IHS carved in low relief on two opposing sides, and a wheel-head cross carved on the others. A ball finial is to the top.

On the south (front) face of the plinth is carved in raised lettering IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1919; to the west side is FOR GOD & COUNTRY/ FOR HONOUR & FREEDOM; to the east are the 8 names of those who fell, with those 3 lost in the Second World War added beneath with the dates 1939 1945; to the north THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE.

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/09/2016

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 war memorial was erected in 1921. It was designed by the leading Northamptonshire architect JA Gotch, to commemorate the men of the village who had died whilst fighting during the First World War. It was funded by public subscription. Details for the Second World War were added at a later date. Repairs, funded by the War Memorials Trust, were carried out in 2010.

Reasons for Listing

Stoke Albany War Memorial, which stands south of the Church of St Botolph, 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 sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: a well-executed limestone memorial, echoing a medieval market or churchyard cross;
* Architect: designed by the leading Northamptonshire architect JA Gotch;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed Church of St Botolph and Grade II-listed Village Hall and Attached House.

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