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Town or City: Brill
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM254

Value of grant: £4400.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Restoration
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2001

UKNIWM reference number: 8039

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Brill on the Hill war memorial © WMT, 2006The war memorial in the village of Brill in eastern Buckinghamshire, close to the county border with Oxfordshire, is a cross with small fleur-de-lis cusps joining to form angles between the arms of the cross. There are crockets at the ends of the arms of the cross. The cross stands on a pillar which is set on a plinth on a four-stepped octagonal base. Around the plinth are three metal plaques inscribed with a commemoration and recording the names of the fallen of the two world wars and on the faces of the plinth without plaques the names are inscribed in the stone. The memorial is situated in the middle of a flower bed which is surrounded by a post and chain fence on the village green.

The three bottom steps had previously been encase in concrete, but this was now spalling. In 2001/2 English Heritage made a grant of £4,400 towards work to remove the existing concrete facing to the bottom three steps and to analyse the stone underneath to determine the type. The three bottom steps were refaced in stone to match the original, bedded in lime mortar. The profile of the bottom step had been altered so the original profile was ascertained and the new facing added in line with this. The decayed concrete bollards around the memorial were replaced with new concrete bollards and the opportunity taken to clean and repaint the chain fencing.

The dedication reads:

commemorate the men
from Brill
who died in
two World Wars"

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM254
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 8039

Heritage Gateway listing record: 486906

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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