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War Memorial Calvary, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Churchyard, Esh Laude (Esh)

Oblique view of Eshe Laude War Memorial and surrounding buildings January 2017
Oblique view of Eshe Laude War Memorial and surrounding buildings January 2017

Oblique view of front of Eshe Laude War Memorial January 2017
Oblique view of front of Eshe Laude War Memorial January 2017

Inscription on Eshe Laude War Memorial January 2017
Inscription on Eshe Laude War Memorial January 2017

Wooden Calvary cross with Christ effigy on crosspiece and a gabled top, stands on a stone mound. Located just outside the entrance porch of the church. Set into the front face of the stone mound is a plaque of polished granite resting on a stone pedestal. The plaque bears an inscription "Crucified Jesus have mercy on the souls of..." followed by the names of men killed in the First World War, in two columns. Below this is another stone plaque attached onto the original plaque so that it is slightly raised, bearing the names of those who gave their lives in WW2. Present condition: Calvary is leaning slightly due to insecure foundations (1).

Reference number:D49235
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: 1436932

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Local History of Esh


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