War memorial


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1437900

Date first listed: 17-Oct-2016

Location Description: Adjacent to Paxford Mission Church, B4479, Paxford, Blockley GL55 6XP


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Location Description: Adjacent to Paxford Mission Church, B4479, Paxford, Blockley GL55 6XP

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold (District Authority)

Parish: Blockley

National Grid Reference: SP1845337815


A First World War memorial, set up circa 1920.

Reasons for Designation

The war memorial at Paxford 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 sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design: a well-executed stone obelisk with well-planned surrounding pylons echoing its form.


The memorial was erected after the First World War, as part of the great wave of commemoration of the sacrifice made by the Fallen from communities across the country. It was set up in a prominent position at the centre of the village, next to Paxford Mission Church (1866), formerly the village Infants’ School.


A First World War memorial, set up circa 1920.


DESCRIPTION The memorial takes the form of an obelisk, set on a square plinth atop a slightly larger square base. The whole stands on a three-stepped stone platform. At each corner of the second step of the platform is a post in the shape of a smaller obelisk.

The plinth, base, and top step of the platform are inscribed: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / THE SOLDIERS OF / PAXFORD / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR / ENGLAND AND THE WORLD / followed by the names of the eleven men of the village who died in the First World War.

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, 10 January 2017.


War Memorials Online, accessed 10 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/235401
War Memorials Register, accessed 20 July 2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/20973

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