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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Hillingdon
Town
Ruislip Common
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2187

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Current location

Mad Bess Wood
Near Mad Bess Cottage
between Ducks Hill Road and North Breakspear Road
Open Air Chapel War Memorial
Ducks Hill Road
Ruislip Common
Hillingdon
Greater London
HA4 7TL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 08456 88834
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Grassed area surrounded by a hedge and trees with a plaque on a low concrete plinth near the entrance. Open air chapel (23,m x 10.6m) surrounded by beech hedge, inscription plaque mounted on stone. Open air chapel approximately 24 yards long by 11 yards wide surrounded by beech hedge.
Inscription
THIS CHAPEL IS DEDICATED/TO THE MEMORY OF/THE YOUTH OF RUISLIP/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/1939-1945/THE 1ST RUISLIP SCOUT GROUP/UNDER THEIR FOUNDER DR W MAX WILSON/CONCEIVED THIS IDEA WHICH ALSO/ PERPETUATED THE MEMORY OF/THEIR 20 MEMBERS WHO FELL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 177.8 mm, width 228.6 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Garden
    Measurements: width 23M
    Materials: Stone
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: height 254 mm, width 381 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Chapel
    Measurements: height 1905 mm, width 889 mm
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Home Front: Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote in wartime by Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcot p.47 (2007) (Kay Holmes, Scout Chapel in Mad Bess Wood, Ruislip, RNELHS Journal 1996 pg 47).

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