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Description: The Memorial Cross
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 103224
OS Grid Reference: ST8655014528
OS Grid Coordinates: 386550, 114528
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9300, -2.1927
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ST 8614 IWERNE MINSTER HIGHER STREET
10/134 The Memorial Cross
War memorial, 1920 by Giles Gilbert Scott. Doulting stone with Hopton
stone dressings. Loosely follows the form of a medieval Dorset market
cross (eg. that at Stalbridge). 2 steps to monument base which itself
consists of 2 steps. Plinth has polygonal corner shaft s with panelled
faces and bears inscription. Shaft of triangular section, the lower part
bearing shallow niches flanked by crocketted pinnacles. The western niche
contains a carved figure of a soldier supported on a carved corbel. Head
bears crocketted finials and contains niches with carved figures of the
Crucifixion, St George and Joan of Arc. (P Anderson Graham 'Iwerne Minster
before, during and after the Great War', privately printed, probably 1927).
Listing NGR: ST8655014528
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Source: English Heritage
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