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Latitude: 52.5289 / 52°31'44"N
Longitude: -0.3961 / 0°23'45"W
OS Eastings: 508904
OS Northings: 293547
OS Grid: TL089935
Mapcode National: GBR GYR.GP3
Mapcode Global: VHFNC.2PZP
Entry Name: Elton (Cambridgeshire) Memorial Cross
Listing Date: 10 March 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1425092
Location: Elton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE8
Civil Parish: Elton
Built-Up Area: Elton
Traditional County: Huntingdonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Elton
Church of England Diocese: Ely
War memorial, c1920. Later addition for the Second World War.
The war memorial stands in the south-east corner of the churchyard of the Grade II*-listed church of All Saints. The memorial is in the form of a c. 5m high wheel-head cross in a pale grey granite, with rope decoration in relief running up the sides of the square-sectioned shaft and around the wheel-head. A short, tapering, plinth is set on a three-stage, stepped, octagonal base.
The inscription on the plinth reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ELTON/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. The names of the fallen are inscribed on the flanks of the plinth; to the rear is an inscription recording one man lost in the Second World War.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 January 2017.
The memorial was presumably constructed shortly after the end of the First World War, like the majority of those in England.
Elton (Cambridgeshire) Memorial Cross, which stands in the churchyard of All Saints’ Church, is listed at Grade II for the following reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: a well-executed example of its type;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed All Saints’ church and with the Calvary memorial attached to the Grade II-listed estate yard opposite.
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