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Duke of Bedford's Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0341 / 52°2'2"N

Longitude: -0.5061 / 0°30'21"W

OS Eastings: 502576

OS Northings: 238353

OS Grid: TL025383

Mapcode National: GBR G38.JVL

Mapcode Global: VHFQT.54TH

Entry Name: Duke of Bedford's Memorial

Listing Date: 10 August 2006

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494012

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Built-Up Area: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ampthill

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/05/2012


Duke of Bedford's Memorial


Memorial, commissioned by the 11th Duke of Bedford, designed by Cecil Greenwood Hare (1875-1932), erected after the end of World War I. Stone with metal plaques. Octagonal base with projections on each corner, stepped octagonal plinth, octagonal column on chamfered pedestal with cross above. Carved decorative detail on capital and rounded ends of the arms of the cross. A coat of arms with three lions passant is carved on the south face of the pedestal. A metal sword is placed in the centre of the cross on the south side.

Commemorates the establishment of the Ampthill Park training camp by the Duke of Bedford in 1914 and serves as a memorial to those trained at the camp who later died in the Great War.

Listing NGR: 5025 2383

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 June 2017.

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

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