Chester CWGC

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Reference #251372

Address:

South Cemetery

Overleigh Road

Chester

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:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Cenotaph, undated, to those fallen in the Great War 1914-19. White stone. Base of 2 octagonal steps; inscribed plinth; cross with downward-pointing sword of justice in bronze, total height approx 5m. The cenotaph stands at the junction of the drives from Overleigh Road and the 2 mortuary chapels of the cemetery (qv). 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: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE".

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Grade II (England)

1375887

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