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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
North Wiltshire
Town
Chippenham
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Gulf War (1990-1991)
Maker
MESSRS J F BOOTH AND SONS (Builder)
MR G PARKER PEARSON (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04th September 1921
    Attended by: MAYOR OF CHIPPENHAM
  • Rededicated
    Date: 06th May 1956
    Attended by: MAYOR OF CHIPPENHAM
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04th September 1921
    Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF SWINDON
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04th September 1921
    Attended by: FM Lord Methuen GCB GCMG GCVO GCB CB CMG
  • Show More (3)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23986
Current location

Market Place
Chippenham
North Wiltshire
Wiltshire
SN15 3HW
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 9221273201
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FINE MASONRY CENOTAPH FLANKED ON BOTH SIDES BY PIERS AND BALUSTRADES. SQUARE PLINTH AND TWO STEPPED BASE. RENAISSANCE COLUMNS AT EACH CORNER SUPPORTING AN ENTABLATURE AND CASQUE. ATTACHED AT THE REAR TO THE REMAINS OF THE TOWN FOUNTAIN (1879) AND ANIMAL TROUGH WREATHS ENCIRCLING THE TOP OF EACH PILASTER
Inscription
PRO GLORIA PATRIAE/ ERECTED IN HONOUR OF THE MEN/ OF THIS BOROUGH WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) THIS/ TABLET/ WAS PLACED/ BY THE/ EX-SERVICEMEN/ OF CHIPPENHAM/ IN REMEMBRANCE/ OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND/ COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) THE GULF WAR 1991/ (NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashe, F C
Avey, F E
Baker, F
Baker, W A
Barnfield, C H
Beasley, F C
Beavan, F
Bennett, R P
Bishop, A
Blackman, B B
See details for all 171 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 171
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 171
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1700MM, height 5500MM, width 1500MM
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
  • Fountain
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Trough
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
EXTENSIVELY ALTERED OVER THE YEARS. WW2 TABLET (1956); CLEANED AND VASES ADDED, NAMES REPAINTED (1968); WOODEN CONTAINERS ADDED FOR SMALL RBL CROSSES (1985). EXTENSIVELY REFRUBISHED AT A COST OF #7448.99 IN 1989. ADDITIONAL WW2 NAMES ADDED (1991); URN ADDED TO COMMEMORATE FORMER MAYOR (1993)
Costs

Site: £836-05-10

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
CHIPPENHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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