Memorial details

Memorial type
Land
District
Stafford
Town
Stone
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 22nd July 1950
    Attended by: Mr Eustice Taylor (Managing Director of John Joule and Chairman of the local Advisory Committee for Down Banks) and Mr John Cadbury, representing the National Trust
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22nd July 1950
    Attended by: The Bishop of Shrewbury (Right Rev. R. L. Hodson)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13647

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Current location

Entrance to Downs Banks National Trust Property.
Washdale Lane
Stone
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST15 8UU
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 90017 36410
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
166 acres of downland located 1.5 miles north of Stone. At the entrance to the downs is a rough hewn stone with square polished face, bearing inscription. The lettering is incised.
Inscription
THESE DOWNS WERE PURCHASED/ BY JOHN JOULE & SONS LTD/ ENDOWED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ AND PRESENTED/ TO THE NATIONAL TRUST/ ON THE 22ND JULY 1950/ AS A THANK OFFERING FOR VICTORY/ IN THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945/ AND AS A MEMORIAL/ TO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Land
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
NATIONAL TRUST
Reference
  • Staffordshire Sentinel - Saturday 22 July 1950 CROCKS AND CRAZES Barlaston Visit
  • Staffordshire Sentinel - Monday 24 July 1950 A "Pilgrimage" to Barlaston Downs. HANDED OVER TO THE NATIONAL TRUST Dedicated by the Bishop of Shrewsbury.

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