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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Wycombe
Town
Princes Risborough
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
Mr T. Thurlow of High Wycombe (Mason)
Mr. Lavington of Askett (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 31 October 1920
    Attended by: Major Colingsby Disraeli
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 October 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Buckingham
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8346
Current location

Junction of Church Street and High Street
Market House
Market Square
Princes Risborough
Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP27 0AP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 80756 03491
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Restoration of existing Market House plus addition of clock and associated plaque. Memorial also includes a Cottage for the Parish Nurse see WMR 76068
Inscription
THIS MARKET HOUSE WAS RESTORED AND / THE NEW CLOCK ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN / OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ (Names) / THESE ALSO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, O
Austin, J
Baker, F
Bearfoot, O
Bird, E
Blyth, H R
Brooks, R
Burrows, H
Chapman, W
Claydon, W
See details for all 64 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initial, surname, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 1524mm, width 685.8mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Clock
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Cottage
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • MARKET HOUSE
  • 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
2009: War Memorials Trust grant awarded for the restoration of the memorial and the addition of the casualty name for Afghanistan.
Costs

Memorial: £2300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference

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