Hauxton War Memorial
List Entry Summary
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
Name: Hauxton War Memorial
List entry Number: 1425399
Churchyard of St Edmund's Church, Church Road, Hauxton, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5HS
The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: South Cambridgeshire
District Type: District Authority
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first listed: 23-Apr-2015
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.
List entry Description
Summary of Building
First World War memorial, 1922, with later additions for the Second World War.
Reasons for Designation
Hauxton’s war memorial, which stands south of St Edmund’s church, 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: an elegant limestone cross; * Group value: it stands alongside the Grade I-listed St Edmund’s church.
Hauxton war memorial was unveiled in 1922. An inscription and names commemorating those who died in the Second World War were added.
The memorial stands close to the road in the churchyard of St Edmund’s parish church (listed Grade I). It is a 3m tall limestone cross with a wheel cross-head, with the wheel formed by a laurel wreath. The tapering octagonal shaft rises from a square plinth. On the south face of the plinth is inscribed IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ ALSO/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 – 1945
On the other faces are inscribed:
(west) TO/ THE GLORY OF/ GOD.
(north) THEIR REWARD IS WITH/ THE LORD. WISDOM V. 15.
(east) FROM THIS PARISH,/ (NAMES: five for the First World War, two for the Second)
Around the base is a narrow flower bed defined by a stone kerb.
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, 16 January 2017.
Roll of Honour (Cambridgeshire, Hauxton), accessed 24/12/2014 from http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/Hauxton.html
War Memorials Online, accessed 16 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/200078
War Memorials Register, accessed 24/12/2014 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/46568
National Grid Reference: TL4359552157
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