St Margarets Church - WW1

WM reference
32094
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 10 June 1920
Current location

Junction with kingston Rd
St Margarets Church
St Margarets Rd
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SP 509 076
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Calvary with a cast iron figure of Christ mounted on an oak cross. The cross surmounts a stone plinth and is enclosed by a low limestone wall which bears the inscription and names on bronze plaques. The wall is surmounted by four oak pillars supporting an ornate plaster semidome. The 2/3rds life size figure of Christ is painted.

Inscription

JESU MERCY/ "THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO DEATH"/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 47
Served and returned: 0
Died: 47
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename,additional
Order of information: surname

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Cast Iron
Listed?: No

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Wood - Oak
Listed?: No

Component

Wall
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 10 June 1920
Attended by: UNKNOWN

History

1 August 2011 restoration commenced. June 2007-2011: Damage to structure noted, particularly timbers, from wet rot and Death Watch beetle. Sep 2007: Listed grade II. 1999 figure of Christ taken down and sandblasted by Lucy's. By 2011 it had been repainted twice since.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: Restoration in 2011: £28,000 raised.

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Oxford Mail 8 july 2011

Reference

Other website http://www.headington.org.uk/oxon/stmargaret/

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