Trumpington War Memorial

27 May 2000
Trumpington War Memorial, High Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 2LP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


667/12/10098 Trumpington War Memorial


First World War memorial. 1921 by Eric Gill for Dr Wingate. Stone. Square pedestal of 3 steps supports square plinth, each face of which has 3 roll-moulded round-headed arches. The south side has inscribed names of the fallen in the outer arches, 1939-1945 in the centre. East side with 1914 in the left arch, 1918 in the right and centre inscription: 'MEN/OF TRUM-/PINGTON/WHO GAVE/THEIR LIVES/IN THE/GREAT/WAR'. North side without inscriptions. West side with blank outer arches and centre inscription: 'FOR/LIBERTY / AND/JUSTICE'. Tapering square-section shaft terminating with a Latin cross and with 2 roll-moulded panels to lower half of each facet. Lower panels are round-headed, upper panels in shape of elongated oval. The lower panels each have high-relief carving. South side has figure of foot-slogging soldier in army greatcoat, tin hat and shouldered rifle traversing blasted landscape with broken trees towards the setting sun. East side with St George slaying the dragon. North side with St Michael also slaying a dragon with the Spear of Justice under the Hand of God, while an angel observes. West side with the Virgin and Child enthroned, with a flaming torch. Upper panels each have a small patee cross at top and bottom an the names of 9 fallen.

Listing NGR: TL4455455119


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1318 IOE Records taken by John Marriage; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© John Marriage. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Marriage, John

Rights Holder: Marriage, John


Stone, 20th Century War Memorial, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument