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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Shippon
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Dennis Godfrey
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: June 1920
    Attended by: MR P ALDWINCKLE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31769
Current location

St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard
Barrow Road
Shippon
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX13 6JQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 48069 98027
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Single-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned plinth with heavily chamfered top corners forming an eight-sided top face. Rising from the plinth is an octagonal sectioned bolster supporting an octagonal sectioned shaft with integral cross. A carved wreath is draped over the top arm of the cross. Incised inscriptions and names heavily weathered.
Inscription
6 o'clock face : TO / THE MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF / SHIPPON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR FREEDOMS SAKE IN THE / GREAT WAR 3 o'clock face : A D / 1914 1918 9 o'clock face : GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 4 ft, height 8 ft 6 in, width 4 ft
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
1992 : Some weathering to inscription on 9 o'clock face.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Helen Without PC

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