St Anne's Church

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St Anne's Church

Church Road


M33 3GD


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial cross is located in the grounds of the Church of St Anne (Grade II), Sale Moor, Manchester. The freestanding memorial is situated within a grassy rose garden to the north-east side of the church. The stone cross is c 4m in height and is made of Aberdeen granite. A carved wreath of laurel leaves is suspended over the head of the cross and in the centre of the wreath, palms are displayed. The cross stands on an octagonal plinth, raised on a two-stepped octagonal base. The foot of the cross shaft is detailed with four scrolled feet. The plinth’s side and rear panels are inscribed with the names of the fallen and the front three faces bear the inscription OUR/ FALLEN/ HEROES/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE MEMBERS OF ST ANNE'S CHURCH, SALE/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES TO DEFEND THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ “THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIVES DEAR UNTO THEMSELVES.”
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