Frederick Stanley Sudds
Location: St Michael & All Angels, Rochester Road, Cuxton, Rochester, Kent, ME2 1AF
Details on cross:
Text in four rows:
21207 A-SGT.F. SUDD
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Embossed metal tapes nailed to the cross.
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 1036mm
Cross beam width: 410mm
Width of wood: 68mm
Thickness or depth: 22mm
Mounting to wall: Picture hooks.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage):
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): There is a 150mm section at the bottom of the shaft that is lighter colour, so may indicate insertion, although see note below under Condition.
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Unfinished.
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): Top of the shaft and cross beam are (presumably) original softwood. Lower part of the shaft has been replaced with Oak as part of a repair.
Notes and observations: (optional)
Believed to commemorate Frederick Stanley SUDDS – suspect nametape is misspelled.
Survey and photographs courtesy of Colin Stubbing, with permission from Rev. Roger Knight
Date of survey: 30/07/2017