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Cranston, Junction of A68 and A6093, War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8842 / 55°53'3"N

Longitude: -2.9909 / 2°59'27"W

OS Eastings: 338110

OS Northings: 666113

OS Grid: NT381661

Mapcode National: GBR 70KD.8J

Mapcode Global: WH7V7.1C0G

Entry Name: Cranston, Junction of A68 and A6093, War Memorial

Listing Date: 26 February 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396651

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49099

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cranston

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier 20th century. Celtic ring cross on ornamental shaft, engraved plinth and 2-stepped base. Portland stone with a dressed ashlar base. Dates and names carved then coloured black.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: large knotwork central boss, carved interlocking Celtic knotwork to upper and lower limbs and lateral arms; slightly projecting shaft divided into 3 architraved portions containing 1914 to top, relief of a laurel wreath to centre, 1919 to bottom; larger sloped plinth below with relief panel inscribed: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CRANSTOUN PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR (with single cross flanking and names listed below), THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE inscribed on base of plinth; 2 stepped base.

SE ELEVATION: carved memorial to World War II on sloped plinth: dates (1939 and 1945) with a cross between, names below.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: undecorated rear of stone Celtic ring cross, shaft, plinth and base.

NW ELEVATION: carved memorial to World War II on sloped plinth: dates (1939 and 1945) with a cross between, names below.

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