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War Memorial Cross, St. Mary's Churchyard, Gainford (Gainford)

Oblique landscape view of Gainford War Memorial January 2017
Oblique landscape view of Gainford War Memorial January 2017

Oblique portrait view of Gainford War Memorial January 2017
Oblique portrait view of Gainford War Memorial January 2017

Base of Gainford War Memorial January 2017
Base of Gainford War Memorial January 2017

Yorkshire stone memorial cross with wide tapering plinth incised with elaborate patterns sitting within a low octagonal stone-kerbed border between two sections of the path through the northern part of the churchyard. Dedication, to men of Gainford parish who laid down their lives in the First World War, is carried on a sunken panel on the front face of the memorial and carved to stand proud. The names of the WW1 dead are carved in a single column on an additional panel below the dedication. At the foot of the cross is a flat stone slab bearing the dates of WW2 and the names below, officers in one column and privates in two columns. Unveiled 1921, rededicated 1953. (1-2)

Reference number:D49293
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: 1437053

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Source of Reference
Local History of Gainford


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