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Latitude: 52.0347 / 52°2'5"N
Longitude: -1.1258 / 1°7'32"W
OS Eastings: 460066
OS Northings: 237730
OS Grid: SP600377
Mapcode National: GBR 8VT.J5J
Mapcode Global: VHCWK.F4P0
Entry Name: Turweston (First World War) War Memorial
Listing Date: 11 March 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1425147
Location: Turweston, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, NN13
District: Aylesbury Vale
Civil Parish: Turweston
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Turweston
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
First World War memorial. Dedicated 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.
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 November 2017.
The memorial is recorded as having been dedicated on 1 January 1920.
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.
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