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Latitude: 51.625 / 51°37'30"N
Longitude: 0.0477 / 0°2'51"E
OS Eastings: 541838
OS Northings: 193789
OS Grid: TQ418937
Mapcode National: GBR MF.BP6
Mapcode Global: VHHMY.SF22
Plus Code: 9F32J2GX+23
Entry Name: Buckhurst Hill War Memorial
Listing Date: 13 July 2016
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1436445
Location: Buckhurst Hill, Epping Forest, Essex, IG9
Civil Parish: Buckhurst Hill
Built-Up Area: Redbridge
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Buckhurst Hill St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
First World War memorial, 1918.
MATERIALS: Limestone tablet and base, bronze plaque.
DESCRIPTION: Buckhurst Hill War Memorial is located outside St Stephen’s Church, Buckhurst Hill. It takes the form of a hooded limestone tablet framing a lancet shaped bronze plaque. A central projecting Latin cross rises from the apex of the tablet hood. On either side of the tablet is a small projecting limestone planter. The whole sits on a square three-stepped base.
The plaque records the names of the fallen below the principal dedicatory inscription TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE/ WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES/ FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
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, 12 January 2017.
Buckhurst Hill War Memorial was unveiled on 9 June 1918, five months before the Armistice, by the Bishop of Chelmsford. The memorial was built by Messrs Underwood of Baker Street and commemorates the 84 servicemen who lived in the district and died in the First World War. In 2013 a project was undertaken to replace the lost cross on top of the memorial with the help of grant aid from War Memorials Trust.
Buckhurst Hill War Memorial, which stands in front of St Stephen’s Church, 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 First World War;
* Degree of survival: unusually, the memorial has not been adapted for Second World War commemoration and thus retains its original design intent.
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