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Reference WMO135047


St John Baptist Church

Market Place




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Market cross
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The parish church of St. John the Baptist in the Gloucestershire Cotswold town of Cirencester stands on Market Place. As well as a free standing memorial on the south west side of the church, there are also rolls of honour carved into the west face of the south porch. The World War I roll of honour is incised in six cinquefoil-headed panels on the wall, with two of the panels also having laurel wreaths in relief and a further two carrying a scroll carved in relief bearing the dates AD 1914 – 1919. The World War II roll of honour is in two cinquefoil headed panels at a higher level in a matching style. The war memorial cross adjacent to the church is a calvary with Christ and two supporting figures. Beneath this is a roundel showing a pelican in her piety, and then tapering faceted shaft over a square plinth and three-stepped octagonal base. There are inscriptions on two faces of the plinth, and a decorative rail stands on the lowest step of the base.
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Dedicated in memory of the men of Cirencester who gave their lives for their King and Country in the Great War AD 1914-1919 also in the Second World War 1939-1945

Grade II (England)


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