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Isolated Beautiful Memorial

The seventh centary Charles Cross Church stands as a memorial to the German Blitz which reduced... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Alan W
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A moment in time

The bombed out Church is a very real and fitting tribute to those who lost their life in the war... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

If recent reviewer Alan W is correct and this church is a thousand years older than we thought then it will probably be the oldest surviving building in the city. In any event it stands as a marker and magnet for most the unimaginative, jarring...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

The seventh centary Charles Cross Church stands as a memorial to the German Blitz which reduced most of Plymouth City Centre to rubble in March 1941. The burnt out Church stands in The centre of one of Plymouths buisies roundabouts and although it can be...More

2  Thank Alan W
Reviewed December 15, 2017

This lovely old church was bombed during World War II and has never been repaired. It is now situated in a small roundabout so you can walk or drive past it, but I don't think it is actually possible to visit it, just walk past...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

The bombed out Church is a very real and fitting tribute to those who lost their life in the war. Situated on the roundabout by the town centre it is a constant reminder and memorial to all.

1  Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

I am delighted that this historic landmark is being restored currently and really like the fact that it’s where it is in the centre of a roundabout. Plymouth had a dreadful road network before the Second World War and this roofless Church is a reminder...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Unfortunately you cannot get to the church itself which is situated on the roundabout. You can read a plaquette on the entrance to the metro.

2  Thank FORZA7777
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A must visit sight if you appreciate history. The WW2 blitz destroyed the pre war Plymouth and this poignant memorial stands on a roundabout surrounded by unseeing traffic.

Thank John R
Reviewed November 27, 2016

If you book a room at Jurus Inn hotel, then you can see this place from your hotel room. It is a nice place, full of history, that shows you thet a war can destroy its beauty.

2  Thank Elena-Cristina T
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Charles Church ,Plymouth ,stands as a reminder ,to the city and the nation ,of the dark days of WW2 ,and in particular ,the dates of the 21st and 22nd of march 1941 ,when death rained down from the heavens above ,in the form of bombs...More

4  Thank jarlath m m
Reviewed September 30, 2016

A monument and poignant reminder of the wrath and destruction suffered by Plymouth and its civilian population. This church is situated and the sole occupant of a busy roundabout close to Plymouth University - just the bare walls are visible of this C17th church. There...More

2  Thank cherriesfan_9
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April 28, 2016|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
No. And why would you put a cross on top of a fir cone?