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Wilstone cross

Town or City: Wilstone
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1849

Value of grant: £380.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2006

UKNIWM reference number: 1164

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 Wilstone war memorial © WMT, 2008The memorial in the village of Wilstone in western Hertfordshire, near the county borders with Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, is a granite Celtic cross on a double plinth on a two-stepped sandstone base. There is lead lettering on the shaft of the cross and on the plinth. The memorial stands on the village green, in an area enclosed by post and chains.

In 2006/7 English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation gave a grant of £380 toward work to clean the memorial, to rake out and re-point the joints, to re-paint the lettering to match the existing colour and to repair the posts.

The dedication on the shaft of the cross reads:

"To the
of God
and in
memory of
men who gave
their lives
for king and
1914 – 1918"

The memorial was built by Mr Hobbs and was manufactured by J W Wood and Sons. It was unveiled and dedicated on 2nd October 1921. Capt G M Brown of Tring unveiled the memorial and the Long Marston brass band and the RAF Halton band sounded the Reveille and the Last Post.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1849
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 1164

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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