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- Two-stepped square base surmounted by a large square sectioned column-like plinth, overhanging collar & large square sectioned tapering obelisk. Family coat of arms carved within a circular relief on the front face. On another face is Hampden's name with a portrait in relief. The south side has a list of subscribers, and the north, the incised inscription. An arrow-headed, primary iron perimeter fence is attached, angled outwards, between the lower & upper step interface. The whole memorial is further enclosed by a vertical alternating spiked & split-headed spiked iron railing fence. all located on a grassed triangular road junction island.
- HERE, / IN THE FIELDS OF CHALGROVE / JOHN HAMPDEN, / AFTER AN ABLE AND STRENUOUS / BUT UNSUCCESSFUL RESISTANCE / IN PARLIAMENT / AND BEFORE THE JUDGES OF THE LAND / TO THE MEASURES OF AN ARBITRARY COURT / FIRST TOOK ARMS / ASSEMBLING THE LEVIES OF THE ASSOCIATED COUNTIES / OF BUCKINGHAM AND OXFORD / IN 1642. / WITHIN A FEW PACES OF THIS SPOT / HE RECEIVED THE WOUND OF WHICH HE DIED / WHILE FIGHTING IN DEFENCE / OF THE FREE MONARCHY / AND ANCIENT LIBERTIES OF ENGLAND / JUNE 18. 1643 / IN THE TWO HUNDREDTH YEAR / FROM THAT DAY / THIS STONE WAS RAISED / IN REVERENCE TO HIS NAME.
- Inscription legible?
- Names on memorial
- Hampden, John
- English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Forename, surname,manner of death, additional
Order of information: Undefined
- English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Materials: Stone - Portland, Stone - York
- Fence/ Railing
Materials: Cast Iron
Materials: Marble - Carrara
- Listing information
- This memorial is not currently listed. Find out how to nominate this memorial for inclusion on the National Heritage List for England
- More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
- By the 1880s a tapered obelisk was added to the original flat-topped memorial. At a later date the metal frame splayed out from the base to prevent people climbing on the memorial, recorded in 1850, was removed, and the memorial is now surrounded by iron railings
- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
- THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN by SMURTHWAITE, D 144 / 1993 edition Source: Image Library
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Hampden, John (1595-1643) Published:Oxford University Press 2004 John Hampden was wounded in battle at Chalgrove on 18 June 1643, and died of his injury on 24 June at Thame.
- The Times 20 June 1843, p.5 col.e; 26 June 1843 p.4 col.a; 27 June 1843 p.7 col.f (two letters) Report of unveiling, a comment on the report from Lord Nugent, with a rejoinder from the reporter and a letter on Hampden genealogy
- 'Chalgrove in Focus', 'Chalgrove An Oxfordshire Village', 'Footsteps Through Chalgrove', 'Chalgrove Scene Through The Lens'
- Geograph www.geograph.org.uk/photo/139745
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