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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Lucy's Engineering Works
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 June 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11th. November 2011
    Attended by: Local parishioners and clergy
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32094
Current location

Corner plot
between St. Margaret's Road and Kingston Road,
St. Margaret's Church
St. Margaret's Road
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6RX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50560 07798
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two-stepped circular base supporting an ornate square sectioned stone plinth surmounted by a Calvary, comprising a painted cast iron, two-third's life size figure of Christ mounted on an oak cross. The Calvary is partially enclosed by a low semi-circular limestone wall with several internally attached concave bronze plaques bearing raised inscriptions and names. The wall is surmounted by four oak pillars supporting an ornate plaster semidome with a blue interior. A further inscription plaque is attached to the front plinth face
Inscription
Plaque on plinth : JESU MERCY Plaque on wall - centre (1) : "THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO DEATH" Plaque on wall - centre (2) : FOR KING & COUNTRY 1914 -1918 Plaque on wall - left : (24 NAMES) Plaque on wall - right : (23 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, George
Andrews, Lawrence
Bradshaw, Arthur
Bridson, Charles
Bridson, John
Bright, Ronald
Campbell, Percy
Castle, Charles
Chattaway, Spencer
Colmer, Albert
See details for all 47 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname,additional
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT ST MARGARET'S CHURCH
  • 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
1999 : Figure of Christ taken down and sandblasted by Lucy's. By 2011 it had been repainted twice since. Sep 2007 : Listed grade II. June 2007-2011 : Damage to structure noted, particularly timbers, from wet rot and death watch beetle. 1st. August 2011 : Restoration commenced.
Costs

Comments: Restoration in 2011. Appeal target of £28,000 reached.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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