Busbridge War Memorial, Busbridge, Surrey. Upgraded to Grade II*

War memorial in Gertude Jekyll’s village. If there were any place where it was natural for Lutyens to design a war memorial, it would have to be the Surrey village of Busbridge, home of the celebrated garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, with whom he collaborated on a number of important house and garden designs. He designed nearby Munstead Wood, her house outside the village. Here in the St John the Baptist churchyard he used a variation of his tall tapered War Cross in Portland stone, standing it on an undercut plinth - another typical Luytens’ design feature. The memorial was unveiled on 23 July 1922. The churchyard also contains three graves designed by Lutyens - of Gertrude Jekyll (together with her brother and sister-in-law), her mother Julia Jekyll and Francis McClaren, husband of her niece, who was killed in a flying accident during the war. Lutyens’ other work in the village is the chancel screen in the church. Photo courtesy of Tim Skelton

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