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Latitude: 51.7903 / 51°47'25"N
Longitude: -0.9619 / 0°57'42"W
OS Eastings: 471697
OS Northings: 210697
OS Grid: SP716106
Mapcode National: GBR C1L.PMC
Mapcode Global: VHDV8.88VC
Entry Name: Chearsley War Memorial
Listing Date: 26 November 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1430581
Location: Chearsley, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18
District: Aylesbury Vale
Civil Parish: Chearsley
Built-Up Area: Chearsley
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Chearsley
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
War memorial, 1920, by Messrs A and F Manulle with additional details added after the Second World War.
War memorial of 1920, designed by Messrs A and F Manulle.
MATERIALS: rough-hewn granite.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial stands on a grassy knoll, shaded by an oak tree, and opposite the village Green. The base of the memorial is a simple rectangular plinth set directly into the grass. A battered section then rises from the plinth upon which stands a sturdy pylon topped with a perforated Celtic wheel cross. On the base of the front of the memorial metal letters on a polished stone face spell out the inscription TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/OF THOSE IN THIS PARISH/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919. The names of those commemorated are displayed on the side faces, again in metal lettering on a polished stone, with two additions from the Second World War.
Designed and erected after the First World War the memorial was unveiled by General Sir Robert Fanshawe KCB DSO on 14th November 1920. Fanshawe commanded 48th (South Midland) Division during the First World War and was one of three brothers who all commanded corps or divisions in this conflict. The names of the First World War fallen are detailed on the base of the monument. After the Second World War further names were added.
Chearsley War Memorial, 1920, designed by the architects A and F Manulle, 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: an unaltered, modest, but considered design in quality material by local architects A and F Manulle.
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