Heage Cross

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Reference WMO/282891


St Luke's Church

Church Street


DE56 2BG


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
  • Stone Marble
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A white marble monument comprising a latin cross on a pedestal and two-stepped base. The cross has a Christograph in relief at the head and the shaft expands into a broad and deep foot. The cross surmounts a battered pedestal with bevelled top and hollowed faces which surmounts base comprising two steps with vertical faces and flat tops. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital block lettering on various faces of the cross, pedestal and base. A painted name has been added twice to the WW2 namelist. The immediate area is gravelled and surrounded by a white stone kerb bearing the maker's name inlaid at the foot. A rectangular stone vase is set immediately before the cross and bears a further inscription.
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6 o'clock face of cross: TO/ THE GLORY/ OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 6 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 6 o'clock face of top step: "HEROES ALL, FOR US THEY DIED." 9 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of cross: ALSO/ IN/ LOVING/ MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN/ OF HEAGE/ WHO DIED IN/ THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 3 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of top step: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS." Foot of kerbs: BAILEY/ ILKESTON Vase: ROYAL BRITISH/ LEGION/ 1921 - 1971./ GIVEN BY AMBERGATE/ HEAGE AND DISTRICT/ BRANCH

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