Beside the main path leading to the entrance of the Parish Church.
O/S Grid Ref:
Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-): -3.92159/50.39130
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cross serves as a memorial to those of the parish who lost their lives in
World War I.
Size: The cross
measures 8 feet 3 inches (2.51 metres) high and 3 feet 1 inch (0.94
metres) across the arms. The shaft is 13 inches (0.33 metres) wide at its
base and 10 inches (0.25 metres) deep. The socket stone is 13 inches
(0.33 metres) high, 25 inches (0.63 metres) wide and 23 inches ( 0.58
metres) deep. When taken together, Cross, Socket and Plinth, the top of
the cross stands 11 feet and 1 inch (3.38 metres) above the ground.
This granite cross has not been chamfered, but the shaft tapers upwards
from the base and downwards from the top towards the arms. The arms
also taper inwards towards the shaft. The socket stone sits squarely
on a plinth of two levels. The lower level consists of four stones
and the upper level of two stones.
The only reference
to World War I is in a panel cut away at the back of the socket stone,
with the dates 1914-1918 engraved within it. At the base of the
cross and laying flat with the ground, is a memorial to Captain Hawker who
fell in Palestine in 1917. The inscription reads:
THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF
R. S. HAWKER 1ST DEV. YEO. M.C.C.
FELL IN PALESTINE
1917 AGED 28