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War Memorial Cross, Cowshill (Cowshill)

Oblique view of front of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016
Oblique view of front of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016

Inscription on front of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016
Inscription on front of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016

Cross on front of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016
Cross on front of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016

Inscription on front of Cowshill War Memorial viewed from front left october 2016
Inscription on front of Cowshill War Memorial viewed from front left october 2016

Cross of Cowshill War Memorial viewed from front left October 2016
Cross of Cowshill War Memorial viewed from front left October 2016

Beattie and Co. inscription at foot of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016
Beattie and Co. inscription at foot of Cowshill War Memorial October 2016

Oblique front view of Cowshill War Memorial from across road October 2016
Oblique front view of Cowshill War Memorial from across road October 2016

Rough hewn stone cross of Ionic type on north side of B6295 at the junction with the A689 just north of Cowshill. Set in a trapezoidal alcove enclosed by stone walls, open at the front. Memorial shaft and cross elaborately decorated with Celtic design, carved to stand proud. Cross and shaft stand on a pedestal bearing the dedication to the men of the parish who fell in the First World War, names in one column to the right of a carving of a sword and wreath in half relief. At the front of the base is another tablet bearing the dedication and names for 1939-45. Originally unveiled 1922. Has been referred to as the most westerly, the highest (1373 feet) and most isolated memorial in the county, also furthest from the sea (1-2).

Reference number:D49028
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: 1436799



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