War Memorial SPP/1/1/84

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“Set 4. First World War memorial, erected 1920.
MATERIALS: Portland stone and sandstone.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial is aligned with the pathway to the south porch of the Church of St Peter and set into the line of the boundary wall of the churchyard.
The memorial takes the form of a Celtic wheel cross on a slender shaft adorned with Celtic knot-work carving. The memorial stands on a low plinth with a three-stepped base, set on a square rough-hewn pedestal. The panel on the front face of the pedestal is inscribed 1914 TO THE GLORY OF GOD 1919/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SELSEY WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR with 57 names below.
The cross is flanked by two inward curving quadrant rubble walls with ashlar copings and quoins. The semi-circular area enclosed by the walls has block paving and an affixed metal bar to support the wreaths.”

  • Date of original photo: early 20th century
  • Copyright: Copyright unclear
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