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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Herbert Baker RA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4th August 1921
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th August 1921
    Attended by: Marchioness Camden
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16472

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Current location

Centre of the memorial garden to the east of the Cathedral.
Harris Memorial Garden
Canterbury Cathedral Precincts
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2EL
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15258 57875
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An Ypres cross. A small Latin cross set into a wreath, with a ship on the east face and a sword on the west face. Set upon a tall octagonal pillar and plinth, with a three-stepped base. Set in the centre of a formal walled garden (WMR 67720).
Inscription
A continuous band around the top of the plinth:- + TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF KENT WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 6230mm, width 4960mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • County of Kent War Memorial Cross
  • 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
Damaged by an air-raid in WW2. Repaired in the 1950s.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Executive Committee including 4th Lord Harris, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.
Reference

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