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Littlewick Green War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in White Waltham, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5147 / 51°30'53"N

Longitude: -0.7889 / 0°47'19"W

OS Eastings: 484136

OS Northings: 180229

OS Grid: SU841802

Mapcode National: GBR D6F.Z8W

Mapcode Global: VHDWQ.86T4

Entry Name: Littlewick Green War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 August 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1420085

Location: White Waltham, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: White Waltham

Built-Up Area: Littlewick Green

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Burchetts Green

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Summary

Littlewick Green war memorial, erected in 1920, designed by S Slingsby Stallwood, FRIBA, FSA, Diocesan Surveyor.

Description

War memorial, 1920 by S Slingsby Stallwood, FRIBA, FSA

The memorial, in the form of a calvary, stands in the angle between the chancel and north transept of the church of St John the Evangelist, and faces north.

It comprises the figure of the crucified Christ, carved in oak, on a teak cross surmounted by a timber canopy clad in shingles. It stands on a base of three York stone steps, set on a rough hewn rusticated stone plinth.

The upper stage is inscribed 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF LITTLEWICK GREEN /WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919', followed below by the names of the Fallen above the inscription 'Requiescant in Pace'. The lower stage is inscribed 'Ye that live on 'mid English pastures green/Remember us, and think what might have been.'

A later inscription on the west face commemorates by name those from Littlewick Green who lost their lives during the Second World War, 1939-1945.

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, 10 January 2017.

History

Littlewick Green War Memorial was designed by the architect S Slingsby Stallwood FRIBA, FSA. It was dedicated at a special service which was held at 3.15pm on Sunday 14th March 1920, officiated by the vicar, Rev. T. H. Wrenford, and was unveiled by Captain B. J. Ross, MC, late Sherwood Foresters.

Spencer Slingsby Stallwood (1842/3 -1922) set up in independent practice in Folkestone, Kent in 1873. He was later appointed Diocesan Surveyor of Berkshire, and practised in Reading.

Reasons for Listing

Littlewick Green war memorial, erected in 1920, designed by S Slingsby Stallwood, FRIBA, FSA, Diocesan Surveyor, is listed for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a well-executed war memorial, in the form of a timber Calvary, with commemorative inscriptions on the stone base.

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