Survey Data

Reg No

30408212


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

Monument


In Use As

Monument


Date

1945 - 1985


Coordinates

132387, 227687


Date Recorded

03/10/2009


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding limestone cross, erected c.1965. Comprises celtic cross having carved interlace panels to north face and to north shaft. Cross is set on polished granite base with plinth and cornice, having incised gilded inscriptions. Monument is bounded by metal fencing. Located in village of Castlegar.

Appraisal

This cross memorialises several local men who died during the War of Independence and the Civil War. It is finely executed in limestone and polished granite and stands prominently in the village of Castlegar. Crisply carved, it employs the motifs of the celtic cross and insular interlace or strapwork, celtic motifs typical of such monuments of the mid-twentieth century.