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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Stockport
Town
Heaton Moor
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Cassidy RBS (Sculptor)
James Henry Sellers (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 Jan. 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10699

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Current location

On roadside outside churchyard. boundary
St Paul's Church
St Paul's Road
Heaton Moor
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK4 4PA
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 87736 91742
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Bronze statue of a soldier with steel helmet and rifle on a stone pedestal. Semicircular stone wall behind with wreathlike devices at the ends. Original inscriptions incised into stone of pedestal. WW2 plaque added on front face, and small additional names plaque on rear. Right hand WW1 plaque has trench scene in relief with helmeted troops beneath the names.
Inscription
Front face: IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ HEATON CHAPEL/ AND/ HEATON MOOR/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ 1939-1945/ (Names) Rear face:THEIR/ NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR/EVERMORE/ ALSO/ (Names) First plaque at left side: 1914-1918/ (Names) Plaque on other side: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abram, Ah
Abram, J
Adam, G W
Adshead, A D
Arnold, G V
Arthan, F R
Ashley, C S
Ashton, E S
Astley, S
Atkinson, D
See details for all 222 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 146
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 146
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 990mm, height 1870mm, width 9990mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1830mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL TO FRONT OF CHURCH OF ST PAUL
  • 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
WW2 plaque added; one WW1 panel was stolen and replaced by an inferior one; plaque with seven additional names added, at rear of pedestal. 10 March 1975 listed Grade II (ID 210815) 2000 wall damaged in road accident and later repaired. C 2004 condition described as poor. Staining on pedestal.
Costs

Comments: Land was obtained from the church for the site.
Memorial: c £1,800-£2,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council: accepted by the Mayor, Charles Royle, at unveiling ceremony.
Reference
  • Buildings of England series by Various Lancashire: Manchester and the South East (2004) p.232
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • E M Openshaw: 'The Story of St Paul's Church Heaton Moor 1877-1976' (Manchester, [1976]}
  • Stockport Advertiser 21 Feb. 1919; 28 Feb. 1919; 7 Mar. 1919; 18 April 1919; 4 Feb. 1921; 20 Feb. 1958; 13 Aug. 1958
  • Public Sculpture of Britain v.8 Greater Manchester (2004) p.341

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