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Brief description of site

The focal point of the gardens is the sundial, made of York stone and enclosed by railings, commemorating 2nd Lt Edward Bonvalot. In 2003 the sundial was relocated and repaired.

Brief history of site

The garden was presented by Emily Bonvalot on 5th August 1922, in memory of her son who was killed at Loos on October 8th, 1915.

Location information:

Address: Memorial Hall, The Borough, Downton, Wiltshire, SP5 3NB

Locality: Salisbury

Local Authorities:

Wiltshire; Downton and Redlynch

Historical County: Wiltshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 184 Grid Ref: SU173215
Latitude: 50.9926 Longitude: -1.75487

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: commemorative monument

Site first created: 1922

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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