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War Memorial Cross, St. Andrew's Churchyard, Church Bank, Stanley (Stanley)

Oblique view of War Memorial Cross at St. Andrew's Churchyard, Church Bank, Stanley 2016
Oblique view of War Memorial Cross at St. Andrew's Churchyard, Church Bank, Stanley 2016

View of War Memorial Cross at St. Andrew's Churchyard, Church Bank, Stanley 2016
View of War Memorial Cross at St. Andrew's Churchyard, Church Bank, Stanley 2016

Granite cross of Celtic type on a square pedestal at the top of four steps on grass at the south west corner of the St. Andrew's Church. The cross head is elaborately carved with curved sections joining the arms. The rest of the gently tapering shaft is dressed but undecorated. Front face of the pedestal carries the dedication: "In grateful memory of / all the men belonging to this parish / who gave their lives for their country / in the Great War 1914-1918". / "Their names are recorded in the book / of remembrance kept within this church". Memorial unveiled 1923. (1-2)

Reference number:D49694
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: 1440528

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Source of Reference
Local History of Stanley


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