Evenley War Memorial


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1425396

Date first listed: 10-Mar-2015

Location Description: The Green, Mixbury Road, Evenley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH


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Location Description: The Green, Mixbury Road, Evenley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire (District Authority)

Parish: Evenley

National Grid Reference: SP5869934779


First World War memorial, c1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Evenley War Memorial, set on the southern edge of Evenley’s large Green, is listed at Grade II for the following principal 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 well-executed medieval-style stone cross.


No date for the memorial is recorded but it was presumably erected c1920 when most of the country’s war memorials were raised. An additional inscription for the Second World War was added after 1945.


The memorial stands on the south edge of the large Green. It comprises a simple limestone cross, c4m high, with an inverted sword carved on both the front and rear faces. The shaft rises from a three-stage octagonal plinth on a square base. On the front face of the plinth is inscribed THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ LEST WE FORGET. The names of the fallen occupy other faces of the plinth. Beneath, on the top tier of the base, is inscribed 1939-1945.

The modern flagged surround to the memorial is excluded from the listing.

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.


War Memorials Online, accessed 17 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/198781
War Memorials Register, accessed 17 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/15072

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