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War Memorial Cross, Byers Green (Byers Green)

Oblique view of front and right of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016
Oblique view of front and right of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016

Oblique view of inscriptions on front and right of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016
Oblique view of inscriptions on front and right of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016

Oblique view of inscriptions on front and left of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016
Oblique view of inscriptions on front and left of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016

Oblique view of front and left of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016
Oblique view of front and left of Byers Green War Memorial September 2016

Memorial cross of St. Cuthbert, 17ft, on a tapering column with chamfered edges on a pedestal at the top of two steps. The lower step is protected by a low railing whilst the entire memorial stands in a small concreted area with low walls and flower tubs opposite the junction of High Street/Hagg Road/Church Street. The dedication to the men of Byers Green who died in the First World War is on the front face of the pedestal, the names listed in single columns on the sides. The back face of the pedestal bears the dedication for those who served and died in WW2. Originally unveiled 1925; dedication panel to WW2 unveiled 1948. (1-2)

Reference number:D48930
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: 1433893

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Source of Reference
Local History of Byers Green


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