Compton Cross

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Reference WMO252091

Address:

St. Mary & St. Nicholas Church

Aldworth Road

Compton

Newbury, Berkshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A tall wheel cross with Maltese-style arms, an octagonal shaft, on an octagonal plinth and three-stepped octagonal base. There is lettering on all plinth faces and one step face
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Front face of plinth: To the/ Glory of God/ and in/ honoured memory/ of those/ connected with/ this parish/ who gave their lives/ in the Great War/ 1914 - 1918. Front face of top step: Their name liveth/ for evermore Other plinth faces have WW1 names and one at the rear headed 1939 - 1945 for WW2 names.

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