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Brafield-on-the-Green War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Brafield-on-the-Green, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2236 / 52°13'24"N

Longitude: -0.7982 / 0°47'53"W

OS Eastings: 482191

OS Northings: 259056

OS Grid: SP821590

Mapcode National: GBR CXX.H10

Mapcode Global: VHDS7.3CWR

Entry Name: Brafield-on-the-Green War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1428102

Location: Brafield on the Green, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Brafield on the Green

Built-Up Area: Brafield-on-the-Green

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Brafield-on-the-Green St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary

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

Description

Brafield-on-the-Green War Memorial stands in the churchyard, to the south-west of the tower of the church of St Lawrence (Grade II*). About 3m tall, it comprises a plain, grey sandstone Latin cross with a three-stepped foot, set on a slightly tapering, square plinth. That stands on a square base, raised on three steps.

A stone panel on the front, east-facing, side of the plinth is inscribed TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ THIS CROSS IS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL/ AND EVERLASTING MEMORY OF ALL/ THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (12 NAMES)/ GRANT THEM, O LORD ETERNAL REST. Below this panel, a small laurel wreath is carved in relief on the base.

On the left side of the plinth is a stone panel bearing the inscription ALSO TO THOSE WHO IN/ 1939 – 1945/ SERVED AND DIED TO PRESERVE/ OUR GLORIOUS HERITAGE/ (2 NAMES)/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

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

The war memorial was erected after the First World War, dedicated to the parishioners who died serving during the conflict. A further plaque commemorating the two men who died during the Second World War was subsequently added.

Reasons for Listing

Brafield-on-the-Green War Memorial, in the churchyard of the Church of St Lawrence, 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 has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Group value: with the Grade II* church of St Lawrence.

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