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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Wendover, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7623 / 51°45'44"N

Longitude: -0.7438 / 0°44'37"W

OS Eastings: 486789

OS Northings: 207810

OS Grid: SP867078

Mapcode National: GBR D3L.JRH

Mapcode Global: VHDVD.2Y3Y

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 26 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491478

Location: Wendover, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP22

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Wendover

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wendover

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WENDOVER

569/0/10031 MANOR WASTE, HIGH STREET
26-APR-04 War Memorial

GV II
War Memorial. 1922, designed by Gerard Cogswell. Chilmark stone. The memorial comprises an octagonal base of red brick with stone quoins, with a triple-stepped superstructure supporting a square pedestal with projecting corners in the manner of a chest tomb. Above is a tall, tapering octagonal shaft bearing an open shrine at the top, with crocketed finials to the corners and a cruciform finial above.
HISTORY: the war memorial was proposed by Major Edwin Smith, Lord of the Manor, who gave a site on the Manor Waste for this purpose. Designed by Cogswell, a London architect, it took the form of a medieval wayside cross of the sort recently treated in Aymer Vallance's book 'Old Crosses and Lychgates' (1920). Carved by Gething & Co of Salisbury at a cost of £278, it was unveiled by the Marchioness of Lincolnshire, wife of the Lord Lieutenant, whose son had fallen at 2nd Ypres. Listed for its historic interest as well as its visual quality.

SOURCE: Ian Toplis, 'Wendover War Memorial' (1991 leaflet).

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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