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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chiltern
Town
Chalfont St Peter
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
W ACWORTH "FARRS" (Architect)
MESSRS BROWN & SONS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 March 1920
    Attended by: Brigadier General Stephen Lushington
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 March 1920
    Attended by: Rev Charles A S Whittington
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2157
Current location

St Peters Church
High St
Chalfont St Peter
Chiltern
Buckinghamshire
SL9 9QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 00081 90861
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Lantern cross surmounted by ornate canopy with a niche on each side. Each niche shares pinnacles with its neighbours and is surmounted by a finial. Above a central crocketted. South niche: Robed Christ figure with outstretched arms West niche: Madonna and child figures North: St Peter figure holding key East: Christ figure crucified, attended by Mary figure Cross set on inscribed plinth with three-stepped base. Two walls with inscriptions flank base.
Inscription
Top step: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1918/ ALSO TO THOSE WHO DIED/ 1939-1945/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR FACE OF PLINTH AND SIDE WALLS: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, Owen Dayot
Ballard, William
Berridge, Raymond
Birch, Eli
Bird, Edwin James
Blake, Henry
Blake, Leonard
Boddington, Joseph Thomas
Brooks, Edwin
Bunce, John
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Forename, Decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 3090mm, height 5500mm, width 3090mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Chalfont St Peter War Memorial including the flanking memorial walls and radiating path network
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
1996, June: Frost damage discovered. Plans for refurbishment under consideration by Parish Council. 1980: Lettering of WW1 names re-cut by Oxford Stone and Marblecraft (#1400) with a vote from the Parish Council supplemented by a local collection organised by the Royal British Legion branch.
Costs

Memorial: £300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 20 March 1920 The Advertiser and Gazette, available at Uxbridge Public Library

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