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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393799
English Heritage Legacy ID: 504241
Location: Piddington and Wheeler End, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14
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
PIDDINGTON AND WHEELER END
1185/0/10007 BOLTER END LANE
01-FEB-10 Wheeler End
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.
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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