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Broad Chalke War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0269 / 51°1'36"N

Longitude: -1.9433 / 1°56'35"W

OS Eastings: 404075

OS Northings: 125281

OS Grid: SU040252

Mapcode National: GBR 409.FKB

Mapcode Global: FRA 66TD.NR3

Plus Code: 9C3W23G4+QM

Entry Name: Broad Chalke War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 July 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1436051

ID on this website: 101436051

Location: Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Broad Chalke

Built-Up Area: Broad Chalke

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Broadchalke All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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First World War memorial, 1921, with later additions for the Second World War.


First World War memorial, 1921, with later additions for the Second World War.

The memorial stands opposite the All Saints’ church (Grade I). It is c3.3m tall and comprises a two-stepped square base surmounted by a square plinth and tapering shaft, with a sword, and Celtic cross of granite. The inscription and names have been added in lead lettering.

The inscription on the memorial reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 (NAMES). Additional names have been added of those lost in the Second World War.

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, 16 December 2016.


Broad Chalke War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 17 April 1921 on land donated by Mr John Stephens.

In 2007, War Memorials Trust awarded a grant of £315 towards the cost of cleaning and re-lettering the memorial.

Reasons for Listing

Broad Chalke War Memorial, which stands to the south of the church of All Saints', is listed at Grade II for the following 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;
* Design: a well-executed granite cross;
* Group value: with the nearby Grade I listed church of All Saints’.

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