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Turweston (First World War) War Memorial, Turweston

Description: Turweston (First World War) War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 2015
Building ID: 1425147

OS Grid Reference: SP6006637730
OS Grid Coordinates: 460066, 237730
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0347, -1.1258

Locality: Turweston
Local Authority: Aylesbury Vale
County: Buckinghamshire
Postcode: NN13 5JG

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Listing Text


First World War memorial. Dedicated 1920.

Reason for Listing

Turweston War Memorial, within the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, 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 sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design: a well-executed, carved, medieval-style memorial in the style of a Calvary; * Group value: with the Grade II*-listed church of St Mary.


The memorial is recorded as having been dedicated on 1 January 1920.


The stone memorial, overall c2.5m high, comprises a figure of Christ crucified set within a pointed, gothic, alcove. That stands on a stone plinth which carries a plaque inscribed GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS./ (6 names). The plinth stands on a small, three-stepped base.The memorial is set within the churchyard of St Mary’s Church (listed Grade II*), against the east boundary.

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