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War Memorial Cross, Castle Eden (Castle Eden)

Oblique view of right side of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016
Oblique view of right side of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016

Oblique view of front and right sides of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016
Oblique view of front and right sides of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016

Oblique view of front of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016
Oblique view of front of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016

Oblique view of front and left sights of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016
Oblique view of front and left sights of Castle Eden War Memorial October 2016

This is a First World War and WW2 memorial commemorating the war dead of the village 1914-1918, 1939-1945. It is located prominently on the main road (B1281) on a triangular site at the eastern end of Castle Eden Village. It is a tall slender Heworth stone cross of Blomfield-type cross with a Crusader's sword raised in half relief at the crossing. The cross rests on an octagonal stone plinth at the top of two octagonal steps. The whole is set on a wider platform with two steps within a border of red gravel chippings within the roadside triangular green. Four bronze panels are attached to four front faces of the plinth bearing the dedication and names of the fallen from two World Wars. Originally dedicated in 1922 with WW2 additions coming later. (1-2)

Reference number:D3606
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1434948

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Source of Reference
Local History of Castle Eden


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