Men of Buckinghamshire /Coombe Hill - Second Boer War

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Reference WMO/115006


On top of Coombe Hill

Butlers Cross


HP17 0TU


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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Pillar/column
  • Stone Granite
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: On National Trust Property: The Coombe Hill war memorial to the 158 Buckinghamsire men who fell in second Boer war (1899-1902) is located on the summit of Coombe Hill. It was erected in 1904 and is constructed from grey Aberdeen Granite. Designed by Whitehead and Sons of Kennington Oval, London the memorial stands at 64 feet high. It is in the form of an obelisk with a four tiered pedestal and square base with moulded cornice. At each corner of the base are projections with a short pillar supporting a ball. Surmounting the tapering obelisk is a gilded flaming urn. The main inscription is on the north face and above this are two crossed bronze flags and the county arms.
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