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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Compton Bassett, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4451 / 51°26'42"N

Longitude: -1.9536 / 1°57'12"W

OS Eastings: 403324

OS Northings: 171790

OS Grid: SU033717

Mapcode National: GBR 3V7.BX8

Mapcode Global: VHB3X.3Y22

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 November 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272430

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489844

Location: Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Compton Bassett

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Compton Bassett St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


1385/0/10012 War Memorial


Second World War memorial. Erected 1950. Portland stone. Plain octagonal base with pedestal surmounted by tall Latin cross with a sword or cross carved on the front. Inscribed on the pedestal are the names of servicemen killed in the First and Second World Wars and a verse attributed to Capt. Fielding Johnson, one of the principal benefactors, who lost his only son and step-son in the Second World War.
This is an uncommon example of a Second World War 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 December 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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