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Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial
Chislehurst War Memorial

Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

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The cross is based on the Imperial (later Commonwealth) War Graves Commission Cross of Sacrifice. The cross surmounts a three-stage octagonal plinth, standing on an octagonal base. There are inscriptions across the three stages of the plinth. A bronze sword, supplied by Mr Bainbridge Reynolds, is mounted on the front face of the tapering cross shaft.

Chislehurst War Memorial




Portland stone & bronze


H 730 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

War memorial


Bromley London Borough Council


Bromley London Borough Council

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

17th October 1920

Listing date



at all times

Inscription description

an inscription wraps round the entire drum of the top stage of the plinth reading, from the front face: IN PROUD / AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF / CHISLEHURST / FALLEN IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1919; below this, the plinth is incised with the names of the fallen, starting alphabetically on the front face. Initially 186 names were recorded. There are now 189; Second World War inscription on the front face of the middle stage of the plinth reads: 1939 / 1945; also on the middle stage a small bronze tablet reads: ALSO REMEMBERED / WITH GRATEFUL APPRECIATION / THOSE WHO, SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR, / HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN CONFLICTS / AND PEACE-KEEPING MISSIONS / THROUGHOUT THE WORLD; the 65 Second World War names are recorded on the bottom stage of the plinth; the inscription THEY GAVE US PEACE / BY THEIR WARFARE / AND LIFE BY THEIR DEATH is recorded on the front face (this inscription was part of the original, First World War, design)


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Located at

Chislehurst Common, Chiselhurst


Junction of Bromley Road and West Common Road