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Latitude: 51.7907 / 51°47'26"N
Longitude: -0.5094 / 0°30'33"W
OS Eastings: 502905
OS Northings: 211272
OS Grid: TL029112
Mapcode National: GBR G65.Q1Q
Mapcode Global: VHFRZ.4824
Entry Name: War Memorial Cross in Churchyard 30 Metres to East of Chancel
Listing Date: 19 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1348039
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157880
Location: Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP1
Civil Parish: Great Gaddesden
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Great Gaddesden
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
GREAT GADDESDEN GREAT GADDESDEN
TL 01 SW
3/101 War Memorial Cross
- in churchyard 30m to
East of chancel
War Memorial Cross. Circa 1920, to a standard design by Sir Reginald
Blomfield, called 'The Cross of Sacrifice'. Second inscription added
after 1939-1945 war. Portland stone with bronze sword fixed to cross.
About 4.5m high, facing E, the monument consists of a tapering cross of
chamfered rectangular section with expanded ends to top and arms,
moulded base, tall inscribed plinth of elongated octagonal plan, 2 high
steps above 2 low steps, all of similar plan. The bronze sword, about
two-thirds the height of the cross shaft, has a fluted grip, ogee domed
pommel, simple cross-guard with central boss and 3-lobed ends, and
pronounced central rib to blade. Beside 18 names and regiments, the
primary inscription reads 'IN MEMORY/OF THE MEN/OF THIS PLACE/WHO
FELL/IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914/1918'. At base of plinth 'LET US GIVE /
HUMBLE THANKS /TO ALMIGHTY GOD /FOR VICTORY '.
Listing NGR: TL0290511272
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 14 March 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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