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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4577 / 51°27'27"N

Longitude: -2.1135 / 2°6'48"W

OS Eastings: 392208

OS Northings: 173201

OS Grid: ST922732

Mapcode National: GBR 2SJ.DH5

Mapcode Global: VH96C.BM0C

Plus Code: 9C3VFV5P+3H

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 22 June 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462347

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Chippenham

Built-Up Area: Chippenham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Chippenham with Tytherton Lucas

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/02/2015


ST9273SW
930-1/10/137


CHIPPENHAM,
MARKET PLACE (North side),
War Memorial

22/06/78

II

War memorial. c1920 by C Parker Pearson. Limestone ashlar,
granite and slate. The north side was formerly an elaborate
late C19 fountain and basin. To the centre of the granite
basin, now a semicircular flower bed, is a semi-octagonal
basin-plinth (now a flowerbed) supported by 4 short granite
Ionic columns on round bases. This in turn supports a circular
granite bowl on a quatrefoil-sectioned shaft. The bowl and
plinth are ornamented with fine bronze fish heads (former
water spouts) pointing toward the basin. The tall central C20
shaft has engaged Ionic columns to the corners supporting an
entablature and cornice. The south side, the Parker Pearson
memorial, is flanked by and separated from the north side by
C19 balustrading terminated by octagonal sandstone piers with
domed caps. 2 segmental-curved steps lead up the inscribed
slate panels. The entablature has "PRO GLORIA PATRIA" carved
into it and above is a rectangular plinth with canted scrolled
corners, presumably intended to support a statue.


Listing NGR: ST9220873201

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 December 2016.

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