ST9929 : Gate to the church

taken 6 years ago, near to Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Gate to the church
Gate to the church
The gate leads to the churchyard of St George's and the lane leads to Manor Farm. Just inside the gate is a Cross of Sacrifice, erected by the War Graves Commission in memory of the men buried here who died on service during the World War I.
The Cross of Sacrifice was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Imperial War Graves Commission and is usually present in Commonwealth war cemeteries containing 40 or more graves. It is (normally) a free-standing, four point, limestone Latin cross in one of three sizes between 18 and 32 feet in height. On the face of the cross is a bronze broadsword, blade down and it is usually mounted on an octagonal base. The Cross represents the faith of the majority of the dead and the sword represents the military character of the cemetery.
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ST9929, 86 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Fovant 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 996 295 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.9117N 2:0.3652W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 996 295
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Church of St George  Churchyard Gate  Cross of Sacrifice 

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