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North Wheatley - St Peter and St Paul's Church

North Wheatley Cross with St Peter and St Paul Church behind
Photo by Peter Gillings

The Calvary Cross is in the churchyard of St Peter & St Paul's Church, Church Road, North Wheatley, and commemorates the men of North and South Wheatley. The Order of Service on the occasion of the dedication of the memorial records that: 'The memorial was erected by the inhabitants of North and South Wheatley in grateful memory of the men who having set forth to save their homes from the hands of the enemy, 1914-1918, departed hence and were no more seen.' The dedication on the base of the cross reads: 'Sacred to the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of North and South Wheatley who gave their lives for King and Country in the European War 1914-1918.' This dedication is now inscribed on a plaque whereas the names on the base are incised in the stone, so is probably a replacement for the original dedication. The Calvary Cross was unveiled at a service at 3pm on 28th July 1920 by W.H. Mason J.P. (of Morton Hall and Lord of the Manor of South Wheatley), and dedicated by Rev. F.W.J. Daniels (Vicar of North Wheatley), designed and made by Jones & Willis (of Birmingham), erected by Mr R. Haighway. Cost was £200. There is also a Roll of Honour inside St Peter & St Paul's Church. Historic information source(s): Retford Times, 30th July 1920 & 31st December 1920. The inscriptions on the memorial are badly eroded (2013). An application was made for a grant under the War Memorials Trust Grant Scheme (Ref WM9139) and an offer of £600 was made in 2016 toward the cost of restoration.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

I. Annakin - Isaac Annakin

G.A. Bingham - George Bingham

J Bingley - John Bingley

C Brammar - Charles Brammar

F Brammar - Frederick Brammar

W. Carter - Walter Carter

J Fullard - Joseph Fullard

S. Hunt - Sydney Hunt

C.W. Kidder - Charles William Kidder

A. Mason - Arthur Mason

H Sewell - Herbert Sewell

Photos
  • North Wheatley Cross with St Peter and St Paul Church behind
Photo by Peter Gillings
    North Wheatley Cross - North Wheatley Cross with St Peter and St Paul Church behind Photo by Peter Gillings
  • Photo by Peter Gillings
    North Wheatley Cross - Photo by Peter Gillings
  • photo by Peter Gillings
    North Wheatley Cross - photo by Peter Gillings
  • Photo by Peter Gillings
    North Wheatley Cross - Photo by Peter Gillings