Kirk Merrington War Memorial

  • Description

    "....The tall granite memorial stands in the churchyard of the Church of St John the Evangelist (Grade II*-listed). It takes the form of a small Latin cross rising from a tall obelisk, square on plan. The obelisk stands on the pedimented top of the pedestal. The pedestal’s moulded base stands on a base of two steps. The whole is enclosed by railings carried on a stone kerb. The principal dedicatory inscription on the front face of the pedestal reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN UNDYING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN/ OF MERRINGTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918./ AND THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 – 1945. Below, on the front face of the pedestal’s base, is inscribed “THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.”..."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 2 months ago
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