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Corbie Communal Cemetery and Extension design


Gazetteer No. G0688


Address Corbie, Somme France


The drawing shows two groups of four tall limes each and two pairs of laburnum. The cemetery is bordered by a brick edging and a thorn hedge behind a screen of trained limes. The differences in height are bridged by banks each incorporating several steps. The paths are filled in with gravel. Around the Cross of Sacrifice an entrance zone has been incorporated, with a seat between low walls opposite the entrance. Along the road, a second seat is envisaged; this was actually realized in the eventual design. Upon closer scrutiny, Lutyens’ drawing shows that the Cross of Sacrifice is a design by his own hand. (Geurst, 2010, p.250-2)


Geurst, J. (2010) Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.

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Imperial War Graves Commission