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Turweston (First World War) War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Turweston, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425147

Location: Turweston, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, NN13

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Turweston

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Turweston

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Summary

First World War memorial. Dedicated 1920.

Description

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 the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 11 January 2017.

History

The memorial is recorded as having been dedicated on 1 January 1920.

Reasons for Listing

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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