Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1201299

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1973

Statutory Address: WAR MEMORIAL, THE CROSS


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Statutory Address: WAR MEMORIAL, THE CROSS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury (District Authority)

Parish: Tewkesbury

National Grid Reference: SO 89276 32673


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SO8932 THE CROSS 859-1/6/341 War Memorial 27/07/73


War memorial. c1920. Limestone. A tapered octagonal shaft with moulded capital and a cross, on an octagonal plinth cut through by a square base with diagonal buttresses at centres of the sides, carrying 4 pinnacles. All set on a broad 3-step hexagonal base, the lowest step with nosing, on a final hexagonal platform which has been rounded, and protected by 6 stone bollards. The cross carries a central shield of arms, and the base has a series of 6 bronze plates with the names of the fallen inscribed, dated 1914-1919 (sic). A further plate has been added covering the years 1939-1945. The memorial is at the meeting of the town's three main streets, previously occupied by a medieval cross, demolished in 1650, and later by a market hall: Dyde (1798) notes that on the spot "..... there was until recently a Tolsey or Town Hall .... very old and of mean appearance", which was said to be in the way of traffic. The new Town Hall (qv) in High Street replaced this former building in 1788. (Dyde W: History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury: Tewkesbury: 1790-).

Listing NGR: SO8927632673

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, 10 January 2017.


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Books and journals
Dyde, W, History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury, (1790)
War Memorials Online, accessed 10 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/103083
War Memorials Register, accessed 10 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/20979

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