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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
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
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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