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St Andrew the Great War Memorial, Cambridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2051 / 52°12'18"N

Longitude: 0.1217 / 0°7'18"E

OS Eastings: 545083

OS Northings: 258446

OS Grid: TL450584

Mapcode National: GBR L79.MMF

Mapcode Global: VHHK3.2T6X

Plus Code: 9F42644C+3M

Entry Name: St Andrew the Great War Memorial, Cambridge

Listing Date: 9 May 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1434610

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

County: Cambridgeshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Market

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity Cambridge

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary


First World War memorial.

Description

St Andrew the Great war memorial is located in the churchyard. The memorial is formed of a three stepped stone base, plinth and hexagonal obelisk. There is a wreath in relief at the front of the plinth, and the inscriptions are incised around the other sides. The memorial commemorates the fallen of the First World War and the inscription on the memorial reads: REMEMBER/ THE BRAVE MEN/ OF ST ANDREW/ THE GREAT/ WHO FOUGHT AND/ DIED FOR/ GOD KING AND/ COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES).

History

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 at St Andrew the Great Church, Cambridge as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community, who lost their lives in the First World War.  It commemorates 37 local servicemen who died during the First World War.

In 2014 the stone obelisk was reinstated having been removed approximately 10 years earlier.

Reasons for Listing

St Andrew the Great War Memorial 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 community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: as an elegant and well-proportioned stone obelisk and plinth with decorative details;
* Group value: with the Church of St Andrew the Great, listed at Grade II, and Christ's College, listed at Grade I.

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