Gorleston-on-Sea Cross of Sacrifice

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Reference WMO250961

Address:

Gorleston Old Cemetery

Magdalen Way

jct Crab Lane

Gorleston on Sea

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: CWGC cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The war memorial is in the form of a faceted stone Cross of Sacrifice, its face inlaid with a bronze sword. It has a dressed stone, octagonal base, which is inscribed with a dedication to those who were killed in the First World War. The memorial sits on a plain octagonal plinth, the lower of its two tiers inlaid with square-cut, knapped flint on each of its faces. There is stone paving around the base of the memorial to which access is gained via a single stone step. c Historic England listing entry
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THIS CROSS OF SACRIFICE IS ONE IN DESIGN / AND INTENTION WITH THOSE WHICH HAVE / BEEN SET UP IN FRANCE / AND BELGIUM AND / OTHER PLACES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD / WHERE OUR DEAD OF THE / GREAT WAR ARE LAID TO REST / MAY THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER MORE

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Grade II (England)

1393955

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