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Ancient Cross

Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:Jct High St and Oak Hill


Type of Memorial:Cross

Commisioned By:Miss Curtois

Materials Used:Stone

Description:Medieval village cross circa 15th Century restored 1903. Coursed rubble and ashlar square base surmounted by 4 diminishing square steps, topped by a plinth and shaft with moulded and chamfered corners, then a tall moulded cross was added in 1903.


Listed Memorial:Y


Listed Memorial Reference Number:1205153

Scheduled Monument:Y

Scheduled Monument Reference Number:1009221

Conservation Area:Y

Notes on Condition:War Memorial Trust Bulletin 8 Winter 2000- Page 5. Washingborough Memorial Cross, Lincs £600 to repair the stone base of the cross, damaged by vehicular impact.

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:C.J.A.and Mike Credland

Notes:The memorial decided on by the War memorial committee in 1919 was an alabaster tablet within St John the Evangelist Church. However since 1947 the focus of remembrance has been the Village Cross. The original cross had disappeared but was replaced with a stone cross on the original base in 1903 by Miss Curtois, an artist and benefactor. . It was then restored as a war memorial by farmer and parish councillor George Applewhite in 1947.

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Last updated: 27 Jan 2017

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