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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
Plus Code: 9C4X66F2+CP
Entry Name: Brafield-on-the-Green War Memorial
Listing Date: 31 July 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1428102
Location: Brafield on the Green, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7
County: West 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
Tagged with: War memorial
First World War memorial, with later additions for the Second World War.
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.
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.
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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