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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Arun
Town
Ferring
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS FRANCIS TATE (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 November 1921
    Attended by: Colonel Matthew Purcell
  • Consecrated
    Date: 6 November 1921
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Chichester
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Lost
Not lost
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16595

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Current location

Junction of Ferring Street and Sea Lane
Ferring Street
Ferring
Arun
West Sussex
BN12 5DR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 09480 02804
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Crusader style cross with tall stem on a rough hewn plinth. Whole set on an additional square plinth added after WW2 along with a single step.
Inscription
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ ALSO IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES I THE 1939 - 1945 WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barton, W
Bennett, W A
Bretscher, E M
Chester, W G Bagot
Chiswell, G D
Fance, A G
Gordon, J E
Graham, D C
Heath A W
Hoare, R A
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 162mm, height 4000mm, width 188mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Ferring 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
n September 2002 War Memorials Trust gave £250 towards hard landscaping works around the memorial. Specific work was done to raise the level of the paved area surrounding the memorial to match the pavement and to level it away towards the garden of remembrance behind to disperse water from this low-lying site as standing water was starting to become a problem. Two flower beds were filled in and the whole area repaved, making access for wheelchairs and the congregation at Remembrance Day services easier. A new fence was constructed behind the garden.; EXTENSIVELY ALTERED AFTER WW2 WHEN ADDITIONAL BASE WAS ADDED AND MEMORIAL WAS SITED IN A MEMORIAL GARDEN. HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL LOCATION DID NOT CHANGE. SITE REPAVED (1990) AND FLAG STAFF ADDED (1985)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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