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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Cotswold
Town
Cirencester
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR JOHN NINIAN COMPER RA, MR WILLIAM D GOUGH
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 October 1918
    Attended by: Bishop of Gloucester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62881
Current location

To the south-west side of the church
on ground previously known as the Little Churchyard.
St John The Baptist
Market Place
Cirencester
Cotswold
Gloucestershire
GL7 2NX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 0232602062
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Cross on tapering, faceted shaft surmounting a square plinth and three-stepped octagonal base. The inscriptions are on the plinth, as is the plaque, and a decorative rail surrounds the lowest step of the base. The cross head is a calvary with Christ and two supporting figures, beneath which is a roundel showing a pelican.
Inscription
East face: DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF CIRENCESTER WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THE KING/ & COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ AO DNI 1914 - 1919/ ALSO IN THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 South face: CIRENCESTER WAR MEMORIAL/ "LEST WE FORGET"/ PLEASE RESPECT THIS MEMORIAL CROSS West face: IS IT NOTHING/ TO YOU ALL YE/ THAT PASS BY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 9144mm, width 3962mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Cirencester 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
History
2004: Inscriptions recut, inscribed letters stained, joints of base re-pointed, decayed stone replaced, cup hooks fixed to step risers for attachment of wreaths. 1918: Cross shaft taken down and restored to rectify structural problem.
Costs

Comments: Donated by Thomas Kingscote and the Hon Mrs Kingscote of Watermoor House, Cirencester. Thomas Kingscote was a notable citizen of Cirencester who had been in Royal service.

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

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