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War Memorial Cross, St. Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Hawthorn (Hawthorn)

Photograph of church and of Hawthorn War Memorial 2016
Photograph of church and of Hawthorn War Memorial 2016

photograph of Hawthorn War Memorial 2016
photograph of Hawthorn War Memorial 2016

Rustic granite cross of wheeled type on a tapering shaft surmounting a trapezoidal pedestal and single step. The whole is set within a small stone-kerbed area towards the eastern corner of the churchyard close to the entrance from the road. At the foot of the memorial inside the front edge of the surrounding kerb are three flower containers. Dedicated "to the Glory of God and in honour of brave men who fell in the Great War 1914-1919". Dedication is carried on the smoothed front surface of the cross shaft with the dates of the Second World War in a cartouche just below the dedication, clearly added later than the original dedication. The names of the First World War dead are listed on the front face of the pedestal in a single column. Unveiled 1922. (1-2)

Reference number:D49328
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1438068

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Local History of Hawthorn


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