Chevington and Broomhill War Memorial

  • Description

    "....The tall memorial stands in the north-east corner of the churchyard of St John’s Church. Of Heworth stone, it comprises a Latin cross with a moulded foot rising from the top of a tapering cross shaft. The broad foot of the cross shaft, standing on an octagonal pedestal, is ornamented on four sides with wreaths carved in low relief. The pedestal is on top of a plinth, square on plan, which stands on a stepped base. Four shield-shaped marble plaques are mounted on opposing faces of the pedestal below a string of laurel leaves, of which three bear the inscriptions DULCE ET/ DECORUM EST/ PRO PATRIA MORI. The principal dedicatory inscription, on a square marble plaque mounted on the front face of the plinth, reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ CHEVINGTON/ AND/ BROOMHILL DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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