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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Cambridgeshire
Town
Sawston
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: November 1919
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 1919
    Attended by: Rev. Natbrass. Messrs A Brand, F.Mackay & J. Rickett, each of whom had lost sons
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8429
Current location

Junction of High Street and Church Lane
Sawston War Memorial
High St
Sawston
South Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB22 3BG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 48659 49230
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Swaston
    South Cambridgeshire
    Cambridgeshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Simple tall bevelled shaft with tapering floriated cross, rises from three-stepped tringular base with white stone square plinth. Whole is enclosed at ground level by low triangular brick wall with two slightly higher pillars top at each corner of triangle. Memorial stands in middle of road. There is a bronze plaque fixed to the plinth on its west face. Lettering on lower plinth appears to be in black.
Inscription
6 O'Clock Face Bronze panel: IN GRATEFUL AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918./ THIS ANCIENT CROSS WAS/ RESTORED AND NAMES INSCRIBED/ (NAMES) 3 O'Clock Face of plinth: 1939 1945/ (NAMES) 12 O'Clock Face of plinth: KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1953/ (NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, A
Barker, A
Barker, H
Brand, G
Brand, W
Chapman, A
Childs, A
Churchman, L
Coleman, B
Cooper, M
See details for all 43 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Surname,initial
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Surname, initial
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 300 mm, height 4750 mm, width 920 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: height 510 mm, width 2440 mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 360 mm, width 1370 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL (AT JUNCTION WITH CHURCH LANE)
  • 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
1815: CROSS BROKEN 1878: CROSS MOVED AND REPLACED 1943: CROSS BROKEN AGAIN AND REPLACED IN SANDSTONE 2004: Appkied for an English Heritage Grant
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Parish Council

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