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Upton Cheyney War Memorial Shelter

A Grade II Listed Building in Upton Cheyney, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4272 / 51°25'37"N

Longitude: -2.4435 / 2°26'36"W

OS Eastings: 369263

OS Northings: 169894

OS Grid: ST692698

Mapcode National: GBR JY.P62Y

Mapcode Global: VH88X.LDL7

Entry Name: Upton Cheyney War Memorial Shelter

Listing Date: 14 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1427006

Location: Bitton, South Gloucestershire, BS30

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Bitton

Built-Up Area: Upton Cheyney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Warmley Syston and Bitton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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A First World War memorial shelter with later dedication plaques.


A First World War memorial shelter with later dedication plaques.
MATERIALS: stone walls with timber supports and a tile roof.
DESCRIPTION: the stone shelter stands on the south-east side of the road. There is a short flight of steps that lead up to the shelter, enclosed on either side by low stone walls. Chamfer-and-stop stone uprights support a pitched king-post roof structure with a tile covering. There is a large central stone tablet set into the rear wall with an inscription incised in black lettering that reads: ‘1914-1918/ UPTON CHEYNEY, BEACH/ AND GOLDEN VALLEY SENT/ 55 MEN TO THE GREAT WAR/ OF WHOM 7 GAVE THEIR LIVES’. Above this are two later metal plaques with raised lettering. The shelter is set within a stone wall.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 11 January 2017.


The shelter was erected to commemorate the seven residents of Upton Cheyney, Beach and the Golden Valley who lost their lives during the First World War. It was built into an earlier low dry stone wall. Later plaques were added in 1953 and 2002 to commemorate the Coronation and Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Reasons for Listing

Upton Cheyney War Memorial Shelter is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: this vernacular-style shelter effectively utilises local limestone and stone tiles;
* Group value: it has strong group value with nearby listed buildings including Upton House (Grade II) and the gate, piers and wall opposite (Grade II).

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