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Barton Seagrave War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Barton Seagrave, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.385 / 52°23'6"N

Longitude: -0.6964 / 0°41'47"W

OS Eastings: 488820

OS Northings: 277131

OS Grid: SP888771

Mapcode National: GBR CW3.JRD

Mapcode Global: VHDRH.W96Z

Entry Name: Barton Seagrave War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 April 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430660

Location: Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15

County: Northamptonshire

District: Kettering

Civil Parish: Barton Seagrave

Built-Up Area: Kettering

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Barton Seagrave St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Summary


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

Description

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

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands on a small green alongside and north of the churchyard of St Botolph’s church (Grade I). It comprises a well-carved limestone Calvary. Its shaft rises from a sloping square plinth, set on an octagonal base. The plinth is inscribed 12 o'clock face: REMEMBER WITH/ PRAYER AND GRATITUDE/ (names)/ OF BARTON SEAGRAVE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ GRANT THEM O LORD THINE ETERNAL PEACE. 6 o'clock face: THIS MEMORIAL IS/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION 3 o'clock face: ALSO THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE WAR 1939 - 45./ (names)/ GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM/ THEIR EYES AND THERE SHALL BE NO/ MORE DEATH NEITHER SORROW/ NOR CRYING NEITHER SHALL THERE BE/ ANY MORE PAIN FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE/ PASSED AWAY/ REVELATION 21.4.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 January 2017.

History

The memorial was presumably erected c.1920 like most English war memorials.

Reasons for Listing

Barton Seagrave War Memorial, on St Botolph’s Road, is listed at Grade II for the following reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: a competently executed stone Calvary;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed church of St Botolph and the Grade II-listed Manor House.

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