Minstead Village Green War Memorial

I passed through the village of Minstead in 2013 with my landlord, and I grabbed a few photographs along the way. One of the places we paused at was the Village Green where there is a Memorial Cross in commemoration of the men from the parish that had died in the two World Wars.

Minstead Village Green War Memorial

Minstead Village Green War Memorial

The horses are not part of the memorial.

Inscription

Inscription

The one puzzling feature of the memorial is the wooden hatch with a decorative cover in front of the memorial. I do not know what was underneath it, but I have to admit it was quite a mystery.

The village green also had a pair of stocks for those who were deemed worthy of ridicule.

The village green stocks.

The village green stocks.

After passing through the green we went to All Saints Church graveyard, to see the grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Inside the church there was a small parish war memorial.

War Memorial inside all Saints Church

War Memorial inside all Saints Church

All Saints Minstead

All Saints Minstead

The village green may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 50.897900°, -1.601161°. while All Saints Church is close by at 50.896697°, -1.601696°.

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