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Bozeat War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bozeat, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2224 / 52°13'20"N

Longitude: -0.679 / 0°40'44"W

OS Eastings: 490336

OS Northings: 259060

OS Grid: SP903590

Mapcode National: GBR DZD.P4Q

Mapcode Global: VHFPR.5DXP

Plus Code: 9C4X68CC+WC

Entry Name: Bozeat War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 August 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1428093

Location: Bozeat, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Bozeat

Built-Up Area: Bozeat

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Bozeat

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary


First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The memorial stands in the village cemetery alongside the main footpath. Overall c3.5m tall, it comprises a Weldon limestone obelisk set on a square plinth, itself on a shallow two-stage base. The memorial stands on a small, square, area of paving, on which have been placed small flower holders.

Set into the front of the plinth is a grey marble panel inscribed SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR,/1914 - 1918. The names of those who fell appear on similar panels to the plinth sides.

At the base of the obelisk an inset marble panel is inscribed SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FELL IN THE WAR/ 1939 - 1945. The names of those who fell in the Second World War appear on side panels around the base of the obelisk.

The small flower holders standing around the war memorial are not of special interest.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 17 January 2017.

History

Bozeat War Memorial was unveiled on 3 July 1920 by Rev WD Serjeant, former vicar of the parish, at a ceremony attended by local clergy, Parish Council representatives, ex-servicemen and villagers. It was designed and carved by Mr S Sandy of Rushden at a cost of £80. Further inscriptions were added following the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Bozeat War Memorial, in the village cemetery on Easton Lane, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: as a simple but well-executed stone obelisk.

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