Hawkesbury Upton

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Reference WMO219800

Address:

High Street

jct Park Street and France Lane

Hawkesbury Upton

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Metal Iron
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The monument takes the form of a wheel cross with flared arms above a finely-carved moulded collar, on a tapering hexagonal shaft set on a three-tiered base with mouldings and offsets. The whole is set on a platform of three steps, and is approximately 5m high. The upper section of the base is inscribed TO THE / GLORY OF / GOD on the principal face; the remaining faces of this section are blank. Below this is inscribed AND IN PROUD AND / LOVING MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF / HAWKESBURY / WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND / 1914-1918. The remaining sides of this part of the base are inscribed with the 32 names of those who fell in World War One. The principal face of the lowest part of the base is inscribed 1939-1945. The flanking faces are inscribed with the names of the fallen from World War Two. The memorial is surrounded by a wall of rubble stone brought to course, enclosing an area which is hexagonal on plan. The walls have moulded copings, and the piers at the angles have pyramidal caps. The area between the platform of the memorial and the wall is paved. There is a wrought-iron gate at the entrance to the enclosure which bears the legend LEST WE FORGET. To the right of the gate is a plaque inscribed REMEMBERED / WITH GRATITUDE / 50 YEARS ON / 1995. c Historic England listing entry
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Grade II (England)

1408239

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