Farthingstone and Lt E S Agnew Memorial Cloister

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Reference WMO250994

Address:

Joy Mead

Main Street

Farthingstone, Northants

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Colonnade/cloister
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial cloister and attached wall at Joy Mead recreation ground GV II Memorial cloister. 1930, by Talbot Brown and Fisher of Wellingborough. Dressed ironstone and coursed ironstone rubble, Collyweston stone slate roofs. Single storey; 2-window range. Entrance front has central 3-bay opening with 2 full and 2 half columns, and 2 semi-circular steps to central opening. Columns are octagonal with broach stop-chamfered capitals and square abaci with recessed panels. Two matching open windows either side with 2 pairs of stone balusters. Moulded eaves cornice. Cloister walks within of 5 bays to long sides, 4 bays to side walks and have open arcades of similar columns with hall-columns to corner piers. Pairs of shallow niches with round arch heads to each angle and facing entrance on far wall a larger central recess with moulded stone frame containing painted stone arms of Agnew family. Bronze commemorative plate below. The walks have shallow plaster barrel vaults; walks and cloister garth stone paved. Attached stone wall to right of entrance front has 'keyhole' arch. The cloister was erected by the Agnew family and commemorates World War I and their only son Ewan Siegfried. c Historic England listing entry
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Grade II (England)

1075279

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