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War Memorial Cross, Churchyard of St. John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington (Kirk Merrington)

Front view of War Memorial at Churchyard of St John the Evangelist 2016
Front view of War Memorial at Churchyard of St John the Evangelist 2016

Close-up of front of War Memorial Cross, Churchyard of St. John the Evangelist 2016
Close-up of front of War Memorial Cross, Churchyard of St. John the Evangelist 2016

Back of War Memorial Cross, Churchyard of St. John the Evangelist 2016
Back of War Memorial Cross, Churchyard of St. John the Evangelist 2016

Granite cross on tall tapered column with large pedestal and three steps. Set on a paved area to the side of the path through the south west section of the churchyard inside a gravel bed with raised kerb and low railings. Dedication carried on front face of pedestal, carved and lead-filled: To the Glory of God / and / in undying memory of / the men / of Merrington / who gave their lives / for their country / in the Great War / 1914-1918 / and the world war / 1939-1945. First World War names listed in two columns one of the side faces of the pedestal, WW2 names in one column on another face. Unveiled 1921, WW2 part of the dedication and names added later. (1-2)

Reference number:D49386
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: 1438714

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirk Merrington


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