Eye War Memorial


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Location Description:
NGR TF2292402970
Statutory Address:
Crowland Road Cemetery, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7TN


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Statutory Address:
Crowland Road Cemetery, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7TN

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

Location Description:
NGR TF2292402970
City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:


First World War Memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Eye War Memorial, unveiled in 1920, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20. * Design interest: although its form is conventional, the design is simple, universal, elegant and well proportioned.


Eye War Memorial was constructed by Charles Gray of Walton and unveiled on 4 April 1920. 41 men are named as having died in the First World War. Further names were added to the war memorial after the Second World War.Gray also made the war memorial in Werrington.


The war memorial in Eye is to the north of the village centre, sited on the east side of the cemetery. Carved in granite, it consists of a tapering octagonal shaft surmounted by a Maltese Cross set within a wheel. The shaft rises from a square granite block, which stands on a tiered moulded octagonal base, surrounded by paving slabs. Names are inscribed on the faces of the square block and the octagonal base on which it stands: these number 41 for the First World War, and 14 for the Second World War. Both record names and date of death. An inscription on the base reads: IN EVERLIVING MEMORY OF THE ABOVE FROM THIS PARISH WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914–1919. The following was added: BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE/ ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF EYE 1919/ 1939-1945.

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.


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

The listed building is shown coloured blue on the attached map. Pursuant to s.1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’), structures attached to or within the curtilage of the listed building (save those coloured blue on the map; a cross rising from a square granite block, which stands on a tiered moulded octagonal base, surrounded by paving slabs) are not to be treated as part of the listed building for the purposes of the Act.

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