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Denton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Denton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2135 / 52°12'48"N

Longitude: -0.7749 / 0°46'29"W

OS Eastings: 483799

OS Northings: 257961

OS Grid: SP837579

Mapcode National: GBR CY4.8WF

Mapcode Global: VHDS7.JM6H

Plus Code: 9C4X667G+C2

Entry Name: Denton War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1428122

Location: Denton, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Denton

Built-Up Area: Denton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Denton St Margaret

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 war memorial, a grey Forest of Dean stone cross c3.5m high, set on a tapering square plinth atop a two-stepped base, stands in the churchyard to the south of the Church of St Margaret of Antioch (Grade II*). The dedications and commemorated names are carved into the plinth:

(north face) TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THOSE CONNECTED WITH THIS/ PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR RIGHT/ IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914 – 1919/ “THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.”

(east face) (6 NAMES)

(south face) 1939 – 1945 (7 NAMES)

(west face) (6 NAMES)

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

Denton War Memorial was unveiled on 1 August 1920 by the Marquis of Northampton, patron of the parish church. Paid for by the parishioners, it was designed and executed by Messrs Harlow Ltd, monumental masons of Northampton. The dedication service was led by Rev T Amys. Further details were added at a later date to commemorate the dead of the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Denton War Memorial, in the churchyard of the church of St Margaret of Antioch, 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*-listed church of St Margaret of Antioch.

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