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Men Of The Lake District

WM reference
3962
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 24 Aug 191921
Current location

Summit of Scafell Pike at 3210 feet
Scafell Pike
Copeland
Cumbria
CA20 1EX
England
OS Grid Ref.: NY 21586 07182
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Land of Scafell Pike with dedicatory local Buttermere slate tablet set into a stone cairn viewing platform which is placed at the summit

Inscription

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

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Land
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 8mm, height 610mm, width 810mm
Materials: Slate
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 24 Aug 191921
Attended by: Mr Hamer, Secretary to the National Trust

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Gifted by Lord Leconfield, lord of the Manor to the National Trust on behalf of the nation, as a war memorial

Responsibility of

National Trust

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/the-useful-and-the-unusual/

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/07/27/a-new-type-of-memorial/

Reference

West Cumberland Times 21/9/1919 page 5e

Reference

West Cumberland Times 27/8/1921 page 8b

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