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Name:Village Cross and War Memorial, Helpringham
HER Number:60027
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Village cross and war memorial on the Green, Helpringham.

Grid Reference:TF 139 407
Map Sheet:TF14SW
Parish:HELPRINGHAM, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

PRN 60027
The remains of the village cross stand on the Green at Helpringham. The base and shaft are modern; the plinth of 5 steps appears to be medieval. Now in use as the war memorial. {1}{2}

There is a full description in the revised Scheduling document (22640). {3}

The steps to the base of the cross, which are 14th century, are listed. The war memorial was erected in 1920. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {4}

The war memorial at Helpringham is located on the village green. It is a Clipsham stone Runic cross mounted on the base of a fourteenth century cross. The cross, built by Messrs Maxey and Son of Sleaford, commemorated those who died in the First World War and the Second World War. It was unveiled in 1921. {5}


<1> Ordnance Survey, Helpringham O.S. cards, TF 14 SW:13 (Index). SLI2557.

<2> Helpringham SMR cards, TF 14 SW: S (Index). SLI3084.

<3> ENGLISH HERITAGE, 1994, SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22640, MPP 22 (Scheduling Record). SLI4367.

<4> Department of the Environment, 1988, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 13/70; 222.002 (Index). SLI5605.

<5> Michael Credland, 2014, The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire, p.104 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI14624.

Monument Types

  • VILLAGE CROSS (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • WAR MEMORIAL (Modern - 1921 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Events

  • Site visit to the village cross, Helpringham

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building
  • Conservation Area

Sources and further reading

<1>Index: Ordnance Survey. Helpringham O.S. cards. HELPRINGHAM. TF 14 SW:13.
<2>Index: Helpringham SMR cards. HELPRINGHAM. TF 14 SW: S.
<3>Scheduling Record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1994. SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22640. MPP 22.
<4>Index: Department of the Environment. 1988. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 13/70; 222.002.
<5>Bibliographic Reference: Michael Credland. 2014. The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire. p.104.

Related records

64551Related to: Settlement of Helpringham (Monument)