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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Piddington and Wheeler End, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6303 / 51°37'49"N

Longitude: -0.8416 / 0°50'29"W

OS Eastings: 480273

OS Northings: 193025

OS Grid: SU802930

Mapcode National: GBR C3P.Q1Z

Mapcode Global: VHDW3.C9F1

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 1 February 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504241

Location: Piddington and Wheeler End, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Piddington and Wheeler End

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Lane End

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

PIDDINGTON AND WHEELER END

1185/0/10007 BOLTER END LANE
01-FEB-10 Wheeler End
War memorial

II
War memorial. 1922

The memorial consists of a wooden cross with tapering shaft above a tall, slender column. It is surrounded by a wooden picket fence. Both cross and fence are painted white. The names of those who died, ten from the World War I and three from World War II, are hand painted on the memorial.

HISTORY
The war memorial at Wheeler End was erected to commemorate those who died in the First World War. It was donated by Mr Benjamin Plumridge, of The Bungalow, in April 1922. It was officially unveiled on Easter Tuesday 1922, as reported in the South Bucks Free Press 21st April 1922. The location was chosen as it stands next to the open common on which the fallen had played.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION:
The war memorial in Wheeler End is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an eloquent witness to the impact of world events on this small village.
* Its simple but striking design and rudimentary construction are a moving reminder of the sacrifice made by this small rural community in both world wars.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 11 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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