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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Mendip
Town
Wells
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1413
Current location

St Cuthberts Church
St Cuthbert St
Wells
Mendip
Somerset
BA5 2AW
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 54645 45654
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two-stepped octagonal base surmounted by square plinth, tapering shaft and lantern cross with bronze figures in it. Inscription on bronze plaques set into the sides of the plinth and top step. Whole stands on a paved area. Four knights are in individual niches in the lantern cross. Cross itself is carved with harp symbols, roses, lions rampant and swords of sacrifice.
Inscription
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (NAMES) REMEMBER ALSO THOSE WHO DIED FOR TRUTH AND FREEDOM 1939 - 1945 (NAMES) (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, L C
Allen, A
Allen, E
Allen, F W
Allen, H G
Allen, L H
Baker, H
Baker, J
Baker, S T
Barker, J S
See details for all 94 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 94
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 94
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname,rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 38
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 4000MM, width 3300MM
    Materials: Stone - Doulting
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN CHURCHYARD OF ST CUTHBERT APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES SOUTH OF SOUTH WEST CORNER OF CHURCH
  • 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
C 1989: Cleaned
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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