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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Oxfordshire
Town
Freeland
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31543
Current location

Approx 23 metres from the south porch,
St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Wroslyn Road
Freeland
West Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX29 8AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 41412 12699
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Raised square foundation base supporting a two-stepped octagonal base, both with overhanging platform-type upper faces surmounted by a small octagonal sectioned plinth with a moulded top edge, octagonal sectioned slightly tapering shaft and integral gabled cross depicting the Crucifixion. Immediately beneath the Crucifixion are the letters " i h s" in relief on a small shield. Incised inscriptions on front face of plinth and across three upper step riser faces. Incised names on the lower step riser faces.
Inscription
Shaft : i h s Plinth : JESU / MERCY Across three upper step riser faces : IN LOVING AND > GRATEFUL > MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF >> FREELAND WHO >> LAID DOWN / THEIR LIVES >>> IN THE GREAT >>> WAR ( ??? ) Across three lower step riser faces : (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Freeland 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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