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Description: Kingscote Memorial Cross
Date Listed: 9 January 2015
Building ID: 1423576
OS Grid Reference: ST8182196245
OS Grid Coordinates: 381821, 196245
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6647, -2.2642
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The war memorial in Kingscote, of c.1920 date, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20. * Architectural interest: a well-crafted cross design in Portland stone; * Intactness: the memorial is intact, and was repaired and restored in 2014; * Group value: it makes a positive and important contribution to the street scene and groups well with the neighbouring listed buildings.
A war memorial of pre-1921 date.
MATERIALS: constructed of Portland stone.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial is a freestanding cross on a tapering column that stands on a rectangular base. Around the base is decorative stone edging. The head of Christ is carved in relief at the cross intersection. Beneath the face of Christ is carved the text: PRO/PATRIA, and below this the dates: 1914 1918. The principal elevation of the shaft is carved with the names of the commemorated from the First World War (12). Below is the text: REQUIESCANT/IN PACE. The base is inscribed with the dates: 1939-1945 and the names of the fallen from the Second World War (6). The stone edging is carved to the centre with the text: RESURGAM. Surrounding the structure to the rear and sides is a capped dry-stone wall. The war memorial sits upon a paved area, raised by two steps.
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