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War Memorial Cross in Churchyard 30 Metres to East of Chancel, Great Gaddesden

Description: War Memorial Cross in Churchyard 30 Metres to East of Chancel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157880

OS Grid Reference: TL0290511272
OS Grid Coordinates: 502905, 211272
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7906, -0.5094

Location: 1 Piper's Hill, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP2 6HJ

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP2 6HJ

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/101 War Memorial Cross
- in churchyard 30m to
East of chancel

War Memorial Cross. Circa 1920, to a standard design by Sir Reginald
Blomfield, called 'The Cross of Sacrifice'. Second inscription added
after 1939-1945 war. Portland stone with bronze sword fixed to cross.
About 4.5m high, facing E, the monument consists of a tapering cross of
chamfered rectangular section with expanded ends to top and arms,
moulded base, tall inscribed plinth of elongated octagonal plan, 2 high
steps above 2 low steps, all of similar plan. The bronze sword, about
two-thirds the height of the cross shaft, has a fluted grip, ogee domed
pommel, simple cross-guard with central boss and 3-lobed ends, and
pronounced central rib to blade. Beside 18 names and regiments, the
primary inscription reads 'IN MEMORY/OF THE MEN/OF THIS PLACE/WHO
FELL/IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914/1918'. At base of plinth 'LET US GIVE /

Listing NGR: TL0290511272

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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