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Guards Memorial North West of Circle Number 4 at the Brompton Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Redcliffe, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.4862 / 51°29'10"N

Longitude: -0.1917 / 0°11'30"W

OS Eastings: 525653

OS Northings: 177913

OS Grid: TQ256779

Mapcode National: GBR 1P.5D

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.MXJ1

Plus Code: 9C3XFRP5+F8

Entry Name: Guards Memorial North West of Circle Number 4 at the Brompton Cemetery

Listing Date: 1 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487039

Location: Redcliffe, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW10

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Redcliffe

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Luke, South Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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01-FEB-01 Guards Memorial north-west of circle
No 4 at the Brompton Cemetery


Commemorative monument. 1889. Mason/designer unknown. Tall white marble cross on stepped base, standing on a two-stage plinth of grey granite with projecting angles, surrounded by eighteen trefoil-headed white marble headstones with lettering of affixed cast lead letters. On the stepped base are oval reliefs of the badges of the three earliest Regiments of Guards (the Coldstream, Grenadier and Scots) over the inscription 'TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO. To the Memory of / Soldiers of the Brigade of Guards buried here since 1854 / This Cross is dedicated by their comrades/ AD 1889'. Relief badges of the Welsh and Irish Guards on the sides. Placed over the projecting angles are pyramids of heaped cannon balls. In the centre of each side of the base are gun barrels of Portland stone projecting outwards. The marble headstones date from 1889 onwards and list names grouped by regiments. History: the memorial marks the burial place of many hundred peacetime casualties of the Brigade of Guards. An imposing and unusual regimental memorial.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 16 February 2017.

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