Decorative Cross ( Watkin/ McDonald) - St Martin's Parish Church, Talke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.511 W 002° 15.749
30U E 549408 N 5880888
Quick Description: A decorative Celtic cross located at the grave of Dennis Watkin and Sarah Jane McDonald, in the churchyard of Saint Martin's Parish Church, on the corner of Audley Road and Crown Bank, in the village of Talke.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/5/2022 8:36:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM15PMN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 6

Long Description:
The cross is located at the grave of Dennis Watkin and Sarah Jane McDonald, in the churchyard of Saint Martin's Parish Church.

Saint Martin's Church is situated on the corner of Audley Road and Crown Bank, in the village of Talke. It is and Anglican Church in the in the Diocese of Lichfield.
The building is Grade II listed and described as a Parish Church built in 1794 with mid-C19 alterations and additions. The full detailed description can be seen at the following link: (visit link)
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The decorative Celtic cross has an intricate raised design of circles, spiral, spheres and vine scrolls that twist up the front stem and the arms of the cross.
Celtic cross is essentially a Latin cross with a nimbus surrounding the intersection of the arms and stem. (visit link)

The inscriptions on the plinth at the base of the cross read as follows,
front face
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DENNIS WATKIN
THE YOUNGEST & DEARLY LOVED SON OF
WILLIAM AUSTIN McDONALD
(PHYSICIAN & SURGEON)
& DOROTHY McDONALD,
OF IVY COTTAGE, TALKE,
WHO DIED FEB.28TH 1923.
AGED 4 1/2 YEARS.
"SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO
ME, AND FORBID THEM NOT, FOR OF SUCH IS THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"- MATT.19.13.


(left side face)
ALSO
SARAH JANE
McDONALD
BELOVED WIFE
DIED FEB.19TH 1959
AGED 81 YEARS
R.I.P.
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