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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Melton
Town
Harby
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS S SQUIRES AND SON (Mason)
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Blacksmith)
Messrs J and R Agar, Syston (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 May 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries, Rector Rev'd. E.H. Stone
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 May 1920
    Attended by: Rector Rev'd. E.H. Stone
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14788
Current location

Triangular road junction refuge
opposite Watson Lane,
School Lane
Harby
Melton
Leicestershire
LE14 4BZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 74591 31188
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned two-stage plinth. Rising from the upper plinth is a column with a square sectioned base transposing into an octagonal sectioned tapering column, capital & cross with decorative patee detail. Incised inscriptions on side faces of lower stage plinth & front upper step riser. Shaft and upper plinth came from former village cross that was dismantled by Cromwellian Roundheads. The original cross head was lost and the remains were relocated from the village green. The cross head is a new design. Arrow marks indicate where the new cross meets the older structure.
Inscription
6 o'clock plinth face : ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO / 1914. FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR 1919. / (19 NAMES) / OFFERED UPON THE ALTAR OF THE NATION Other plinth faces: (NAMES) 6 o'clock step face : AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE 2nd WORLD WAR. / 1939. 1945. / (2 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, J T
Cook, Ed
Dewey, E
Goodson, B
Greaves, W
Hall, H
Hand, B
Hoyes, F
Hoyes, J
Kemp, T
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 100
    Served and returned: 81
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4570 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
2011: Good although some weathering and biological growth. Nearby plaque states that memorial restored in November 1995. 1995: Restored. Grade II listed by English Heritage 31 Aug 1979 (Ref SK 7431 - 7531). Later delisted. c1947: Inscription and names for WWII added. c1860: Structure removed from village green and erected in churchyard. c1650s: Cross removed from shaft and base.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Harby Parish Council
Reference

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