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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rochdale
Town
Littleborough
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13233
Current location

In a Small Enclosed Garden
Shore Road
Littleborough
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL15 8ER
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 92899 17034
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Grey granite cross on a tapered plinth which is on 2 chamfered steps. The WW1 dedication is on the front face of the plinth, with the names on two other faces. The 1939 dedication and names are on the front face of the top step. All lettering is leaded.
Inscription
ERECTED/BY THE EMPLOYEES/OF SHORE MILLS/TO THE MEMORY OF/THEIR FELLOW WORKERS WHO/LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919 [WW1 names on 2 other faces] [names]/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, G C
Ainsworth, H
Ainsworth, T
Ashworth, J
Ashworth, P
Bamford, S
Brown, R
Chadwick, J
Chadwick, W
Clark, A
See details for all 63 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
  • Shore Mill 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
GARDENS ARE TO BE TIDIED UP AND THE LETTERING was replaced c 1998
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
ROCHDALE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

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