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War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick (Hunwick)

Photo of entrance and of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016
Photo of entrance and of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016

Front andn right side of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016
Front andn right side of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016

Back and right side of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016
Back and right side of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016

Long shot of back and right side of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016
Long shot of back and right side of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016

Close up of Front of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016
Close up of Front of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016

Close up of front and left of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016
Close up of front and left of War Memorial Cross, Church Lane, Hunwick 2016

Encircled cross surmounting a slim square column on a two tiered pedestal atop three steps. Made entirely of grey granite and set within a kerbed and gravelled enclosure with low iron railings, all within a small area of paving at the entrance to the cemetery on the east side of Church Lane. First World War dedication is carried on the front face of the larger lower tier of the pedestal, in honour and memory of the men of the parish of Hunwick and Helmington who made the supreme sacrifice. WW1 names carried on the remaining three faces of the lower pedestal whilst the dates 1914-1918 are found on the front riser of the top step. Unveiled 1922. Dedications for WW2 added later on the upper section of the pedestal at the base of the column bearing the cross: dates inside a carved laurel wreath on front face, names on other three faces. (1-2)

Reference number:D49371
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: 1438696

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Local History of Hunwick


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