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Latitude: 52.021 / 52°1'15"N
Longitude: -1.2757 / 1°16'32"W
OS Eastings: 449795
OS Northings: 236093
OS Grid: SP497360
Mapcode National: GBR 7TH.894
Mapcode Global: VHCWG.TGYJ
Plus Code: 9C4W2PCF+CP
Entry Name: King's Sutton War Memorial
Listing Date: 2 September 2016
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1437781
Location: Kings Sutton, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, OX17
District: South Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Kings Sutton
Built-Up Area: Kings Sutton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: King's Sutton St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
First World War memorial, 1919, with later additions for the Second World War.
MATERIALS: granite obelisk.
DESCRIPTION: the pale grey granite war memorial is located at The Square, in close proximity to the Church of St Peter and St Paul (Grade I), The Courthouse (Grade II*) and a number of other buildings listed at Grade II around The Square. It consists of a square base surmounted by a tapering plinth and an obelisk, square on plan.
The inscriptions are in lead lettering around the base and plinth. The main dedicatory inscription reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN THE GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE HEROIC MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945/ REST IN PEACE.
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.
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 King’s Sutton as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community, who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
The memorial commemorates 22 local servicemen who died during the First World War. Following the Second World War, a dedication was added to commemorate the ten who died in that conflict. The memorial was dedicated in 1919 with a re-dedication taking place in 2009 when the memorial was moved from the cemetery outside the village to the green, in front of the parish church. In 2014 the memorial was cleaned with the help of grant aid from War Memorials Trust.
King’s Sutton War Memorial, which stands on The Square, 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;
* Architectural interest: a simple Classical obelisk;
* Group value: with the Church of St Peter and St Paul (Grade I), The Courthouse (Grade II*), and a number of Grade II-listed buildings around The Square.
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