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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Staffordshire Moorlands
Town
Cotton
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13691
Current location

JUST INSIDE ENTRANCE TO CHURCH GROUNDS
ST WILFRIDS CHURCH
Cotton
Staffordshire Moorlands
Staffordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 065 464
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
CRUCIFIX WITH CANOPY AND OCTAGONAL SHAFT ON CYLINDERICAL STONE PLINTH AND STEPPED BASE
Inscription
SOLIDAVUS QUI CONTRA INFINTESSIMUS HOSTES FETITER/ DIMICANTES PRO PATRIA FRTISBUSQUE ANIMAE NON/ PEPPEVIERE? FILII S. WILFRIDUS AD PERPETUAM/ BENEFICII MEMORIAM GRATISSIMI DEDICARUNT/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Wilfrid J
Arnold, Joseph
Arnold, William
Aspinall, John
Avery, Joseph
Bickerdike, Robert
Blake, Robert
Butler, Vincent
Byatt, John
Cain, Benjamin
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: height 20FT
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • Cotton College War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2010: The Church is still open and mass is celebrated there each Sunday. COLLEGE CLOSED in July 1987 AGO (1992). BUILDING HAS BEEN SOLD AND INTENTION IS TO REDEVELOP AS A HOTEL. CURRENT FATE OF MEMORIAL UNKNOWN
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Catholic Parish

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