Wayside Cross

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Reference WMO/153323


Shawford Down

Otterbourne Road

Compton and Shawford



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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Lettering: Incised
About the memorial: The wooden Wayside Cross and adjacent stone plaque commemorate the troops who marched through the parish on their way from Winchester to embark at Southampton for France in the first war. It originally stood near a chalk-pit which was the first resting-place on the march.It has had to be moved several times because of road construction. The minutes of the 1995 Annual Parish Meeting record that Parish Council Chairman Bob Jordan reported 'The Wayside Cross on Shawford Down was rededicated following its removal during M3 works. The stone work was damaged and replaced and the Cross was repaired. Thanks to Barrie Hazlitt the Parish Council are hoping to have an annual service on Remembrance Sunday at the two Crosses on Shawford Down.'
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To the glory of God and in proud and grateful remembrance of the troops who passed this way in the early days of the Great War 1914-1919 to fight for the triumph of right and freedom.

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Compton & Shawford Parish Council