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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Blaby
Town
Countesthorpe
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS G MAILE & SON LTD (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th November 1921
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th November 1921
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Leicester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14731

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Current location

St. Andrew's Churchyard
Main Street
Countesthorpe
Blaby
Leicestershire
LE8 5QX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 58558 95448
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • The Square
    Countesthorpe
    Blaby
    Leicestershire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 580 950
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Two-stepped rectangular base with upper step of granite, surmounted by a rectangular sectioned tapering granite plinth, rectangular sectioned shaft & wheel cross. Raised Cross of Sacrifice on front face of shaft, beneath which, is a metal plaque enclosed by a bronze wreath. Angled Second World War tablet mounted on lower step at front of cross. Leaded inscription on sides of plinth & WW2 tablet.
Inscription
6 o'clock shaft face : ERECTED BY / THE EX-SERVICE MEN / OF COUNTESTHORPE / UNVEILED BY / H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK / 24 NOVEMBER 1921 / (...) / MEMORIAM / 6 o'clock plinth face : TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF COUNTESTHORPE / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918. / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS. / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." 6 o'clock lower step tablet : 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) 3 & 9 o'clock plinth faces : (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Boat, R
Buckincham, W
Chapman, J
Coleman, J
Cox, B
Cox, J
Findley, H
Gamble, R
Gamble, W
Garratt, T
See details for all 48 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 640 mm, height 2600 mm, width 800 mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Countesthorpe 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
1986 : Name added to WW1 names
Costs

Site: £245 10s 6d
Memorial: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: TO HELP THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF MEN WHO DIED
Sponsorship
Corporate,public
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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