Winster WW1 & WW2 wheel cross

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Reference WMO/172402


St John the Baptist churchyard

Elton Road




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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A dressed gritstone monument comprising a wheel cross on a rectangular bevelled plinth, a rectangular pedestal and three-stepped base surrounded by metal posts and chain railings. Bronze plaque attached to the pedestal may obscure an earlier incised inscription. A further bronze plaque is attached to the top step of the base.
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6 o'clock face of cross: PAX 9 o'clock face of plinth: PRO DEO/ ERECTED BY/ THE INHABITANTS OF/ WINSTER/ 1920 6 o'clock face of plinth: PRO REGE Plaque on 6 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) Plaque on 6 o'clock face of base: 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 3 o'clock face of pedestal: PRO PATRIA/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE/ MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO/ FOUGHT AND DIED IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918./ 'DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.'

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