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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Royal
Town
Weaverham
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
J WIPPELL AND CO LTD, MESSRS TAYLOR & YOUNG
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 July 1921
    Attended by: Major General Sir Cecil Lothian Nicholson KCB CMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10009
Current location

St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Street
Weaverham
Vale Royal
Cheshire
CW8 3NJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 61669 74231
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
White stone Fleury cross on octagonal column above a two-stepped octagonal plinth and square base. Inscription on plinth and base. The memorial is set within a paved area surrounded by wrought-iron railings. Note that the image of the 8th face of WW1 names is missing from the attached set
Inscription
plinth: TO OUR SONS / WHO IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918 / LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / (NAMES.) lower plinth and square base: 1939-1945 / (NAMES) rear of base: GRANT, O LORD, ETERNAL REST / UNTO THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashbrooke, G
Ashley, J
Ashley, W
Ashton, E
Barlow, H S
Barnes, J
Beech, J
Bell, J
Bell, W
Bettley, W
See details for all 92 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment, surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials of forenames, surname, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials of forenames, surname, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1830 mm, width 1830 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4m
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • Weaverham War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
Cracking on the base in 2015, repaired by 2017
Costs

Site: £217-10-3

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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