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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tendring
Town
Mistley
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS L J WATTS LTD (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 January 1921
    Attended by: GENERAL ATKINSON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 January 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22899
Current location

west end of High Street
opposite Mistley Towers
B1352 at junction with minor road
Mistley
Tendring
Essex
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 115 319
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FOUR-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY A PLINTH, SHAFT AND LATIN CROSS. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON THE SIDE OF THE PLINTH (for WW1) AND STEPS (for WW2). The WHOLE STANDS ON A CONCRETE BASE WHICH IS ENCLOSED BY CONCRETE POSTS AND METAL RAILS
Inscription
(NAMES)/ IN MEMORY/ SACRED FOR ALL TIME,/ OF THE MISTLEY MEN WHO FELL DURING THE GREAT WAR, A.D. 1914 TO 1919./ "FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"/ AND OF THE 1939 - 1945 WAR/ (NAMES)/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2650MM, height C 4500MM, width 2750MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
1987: MEMORIAL DAMAGED WHEN A LARGE HORSE CHESTNUT TREE FELL ON IT IN THE GALE. THE MEMORIAL WAS REPAIRED AND A NEW TREE PLANTED IN THE SAME Location
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • ESSEX CHRONICLE FRIDAY 21 January 1921

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