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Latitude: 51.6315 / 51°37'53"N
Longitude: -0.0013 / 0°0'4"W
OS Eastings: 538430
OS Northings: 194415
OS Grid: TQ384944
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.Y1P
Mapcode Global: VHGQG.X8P3
Entry Name: Chingford War Memorial
Listing Date: 20 January 2014
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1418307
Location: Waltham Forest, London, E4
District: Waltham Forest
Electoral Ward/Division: Endlebury
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Waltham Forest
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Chingford St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
War memorial, erected in 1921 to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.
War memorial cross unveiled in 1921, designed by WA Lewis.
MATERIALS & PLAN: constructed from granite, with an octagonal stepped paved base. It stands in a paved area within a small garden at an intersection on the edge of the former village green.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial has a tapered square shaft surmounted by a Celtic cross. The rectangular granite plinth has applied lettering on each face, the front of which is inscribed ‘IN / GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF THE / MEN OF CHINGFORD / WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / "WE ARE THE DEAD..... / TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS / WE THROW THE TORCH / BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH” ', and on the frame to the panel: ‘AND OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 1939 – 1945’. A panel applied to the plinth step is inscribed ‘IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN OF CHINGFORD / 1945 TO PRESENT DAY, LEST WE FORGET’. The other sides of the plinth are inscribed with the names of the 242 fallen soldiers from WWI.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 February 2017.
The Chingford War Memorial was commissioned by public subscription to commemorate the 242 local men that fell in the First World War. It was designed by WA Lewis and unveiled in a ceremony in September 1921 by Lord Lambourne, and dedicated by the Bishop of Chelmsford.
Following the Second World War a further inscription was added devoted to the casualties of World War II, and a modern plaque has been added commemorating those victims of conflict up to the present day.
The Chingford War Memorial is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: it has strong historical and cultural value in a local and national context, and is a sombre reminder of the losses suffered through international conflicts;
* Design: it is an elegant form made from good quality materials;
* Group value: occupying a prominent position on the edge of the former village green, the memorial forms a good group with the listed Victorian church and lychgate.
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