Heaton Mersey

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Reference WMO200938

Address:

St John's Road

jct Didsbury Road

Heaton Mersey

Near Stockport

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A wheel cross set on rectangular tapering stem set on sloping topped square plinth with dedication and names and standing on 3 stepped base. Historic England listing entry - Grey dimension-stone cross and pedestal, rock faced granite steps, bronze embossed plaques. FORM Alisée patée cross head with halo, set on a tall, tapering, rectangular section shaft. The south face is ornamented with Celtic knotwork. The cross is set on a coped pedestal which carries a First World War plaque on the southern face and a Second World War plaque on the northern face. Fixed to the coping on the southern side there is another much smaller plaque. The pedestal is raised on a flight of 3 steps so that the memorial forms a Calvary cross.
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INSCRIPTIONS South face: IN MEMORY SACRED FOR ALL TIME OF THE HEATON MERSEY MEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR FOR THE WORLD'S FREEDOM. 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS'. Followed by an alphabetical list of 72 men (surname, forename(s) without note of rank or other information). South face coping: 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE' North face: IN THANKFUL MEMORY OF THE HEATON MERSEY MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. Followed by an alphabetical list of 30 names (forename, surname) and then the text: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

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Grade II (England)

1393515

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