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St Peters Church Lychgate

WM reference
41168
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 13th November 1920
Current location

ST PETERS CHURCH (REDUNDANT)
The St
Swingfield
Shepway
Kent
CT15 7HA
England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 23290 43399
Denomination: Church of England

Description

OAK CHURCH LYCHGATE WITH TWO DEDICATORY WHITE MARBLE TABLETS FIXED TO THE INSIDE. INSCRIPTION IN LEAD LETTERING

Inscription

TABLET ONE: THIS GATE/ WAS ERECTED/ TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FELL/ OIN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ "LEST WE FORGET." TABLET TWO: 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Atkins, William
Hobbs, Richard
Palmer, Charles R
Parker, George
Parker, William E
Saunders, Walter C
Seath, Thomas W
See details

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 7
Served and returned: 0
Died: 7
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 4
Served and returned: 0
Died: 4
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Component

Lettering
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Lead
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble - White
Listed?: No

Component

Gate
Condition: At Risk
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Wood - Oak
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 13th November 1920
Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Dover

History

1956: REINFORCED CONCRETE SPURS PLACED BEHIND EACH OF THE LARGE POSTS 1997: EXACT COPY OF WOODEN GATES REPLACED BY LOCAL CRAFTSMAN 2000: THE CHURCH IS NOW CLOSED AND IS AT RISK OF VANDALISM

Costs

Site: £77 0S 0D
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Other website http://www.fadedgenes.co.uk/SwingfieldMemorial.html

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