Men Of The Lake District
Summit of Scafell Pike at 3210 feet (977m)
OS Grid Ref.: NY 21586 07182
Land of Scafell Pike with dedicatory local Buttermere slate tablet set into a stone cairn viewing platform which is placed at the summit. The memorial was built facing north in the cairn.
IN PERPETUAL MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THE LAKE DISTRICT WHO FELL/ FOR GOD AND KING, FOR FREEDOM/ PEACE AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ THIS SUMMIT OF SCAFELL/ WAS GIVEN TO THE NATION SUBJECT/ TO ANY COMMONERS RIGHTS & PLACED/ IN THE CUSTODY OF THE NATIONAL TRUST/ BY/ CHARLES HENRY, BARON LECONFIELD,/ 1919
Names on memorial
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined
Measurements: depth 8mm, height 610mm, width 810mm
Date: 24 Aug 1921
Attended by: Mr Hamer, Secretary to the National Trust
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Gifted by Lord Leconfield, lord of the Manor to the National Trust on behalf of the nation, as a war memorial on the 25th September 1919.
Erected by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club (along with Memorial 3961) in 1921.
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West Cumberland Times 21/9/1919 page 5e
West Cumberland Times 27/8/1921 page 8b
Letter from The National Trust dated 2nd January 1996
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