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Barnwell War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnwell, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4523 / 52°27'8"N

Longitude: -0.4574 / 0°27'26"W

OS Eastings: 504923

OS Northings: 284935

OS Grid: TL049849

Mapcode National: GBR FY9.C4M

Mapcode Global: VHFNQ.1M0F

Plus Code: 9C4XFG2V+W2

Entry Name: Barnwell War Memorial

Listing Date: 21 September 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1429181

ID on this website: 101429181

Location: St Andrew's Church, Barnwell, North Northamptonshire, PE8

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Barnwell

Built-Up Area: Barnwell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Barnwell St Andrew with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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


The war memorial stands in the south-east part of the churchyard of the Church of St Andrew (Listed Grade I). It comprises a c5m tall limestone wheel-head cross, ornamented with a raised central boss, set on a tapering, square-sectioned, shaft. That is set on a tapering square plinth, itself set on a square, two-stepped, base.

On the front of the plinth is inscribed IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ BARNWELL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR ENGLAND/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 + 1918/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH. The names of the fallen are recorded on the side faces, while to the rear, carved below 1939 + 1945, are the names of those lost their lives in the Second World War.

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 aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was raised within the churchyard of the Church of St Andrew, Barnwell, to commemorate the 16 local men who died during the conflict. A further inscription was later added to the memorial, to commemorate five servicemen who died during the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Barnwell War Memorial, standing in the churchyard of the Church of St Andrew, 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;
* Design: an elegant limestone wheel-head cross;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed Church of St Andrew.

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