Syderstone War Memorial Cross


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Reference WMO259616

Address:

St Mary's Church

The Street

Syderstone

PE31 8RY

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: CWGC style Cross of Sacrifice
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
About the memorial: The grey granite memorial cross is located in the churchyard of the Church of St Mary (Grade I-listed). It is prominently situated by the churchyard path near to the church’s round tower. It comprises a c2.5m rough-hewn wheel-head cross with a sword of sacrifice carved in relief on the front face. The cross stands on a low tapering plinth with a single-stepped base and a cobbled foundation. The plinth carries the inscriptions in applied metal lettering. Listed Grade II, list entry number 1457026.
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The principal dedication reads 1914 – 1918./ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (12 NAMES)/ "MAY THEY REST IN PEACE."/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" A small rectangular granite tablet placed on the front step of the base reads 1982 FALKLAND ISLANDS/ (NAME). Below, on the riser of the base, the Second World War dedication reads 1939 - 1945 (NAME)/ ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WENT OUT FROM THE PARISH/ TO SERVE IN THIS WAR RETURNED SAFELY/ THANKS BE TO GOD.

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Grade II (England)

1457026

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