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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oxford
Town
Summertown
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Boulton & Paul Ltd of Norwich. (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: General Sir Arthur Phayre, KCB.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5th. October 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Shaw, Archdeacon of Oxford.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32067
Current location

In the garden at front of the Church Hall,
St. Michael's Church Hall
Portland Road
off Banbury Road
Summertown
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 7EZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50742 09329
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped octagonal base with the uppermost step being platform-topped, all surmounted by a skirted octagonal sectioned plinth, octagonal bolster and eight-sided tapering shaft with integral cross. Incised inscriptions on front and rear faces of plinth. Metal Sword of Sacrifice on road facing side of cross. The whole memorial stands within an enclosed lawn garden in the grounds of the Church Hall.
Inscription
Plinth face 1 : IN PROUD / AND GRATEFUL / REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF / SUMMERTOWN WHO / NOBLY GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR KING / COUNTRY AND / RIGHTEOUSNESS / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / 1939 - 1945 Plinth face 5 : IN THE WAY / OF RIGHTEOUSNESS / IS LIFE / AND IN / THE PATHWAY / THEREOF / THERE IS NO / DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, William Edward
Allington, Geoffrey
Austin, Robert Henry
Baker, Frederick George
Barney, Tom Allen
Bartlett, Arthur Henry
Bell, Hugh Reginald
Bowerman, Arthur John
Brooks, Basil Benjamin Burgoyne
Bunce, William Maxim
See details for all 66 names
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
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Summertown 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
Costs

Site: £500
Comments: Alderman Francis Twining gave £500 to purchase the site that both the Summertown Church Hall and the cross are built upon.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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