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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Charnwood
Town
Rothley
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MOUNTSORREL GRANITE COMPANY (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th July 1921
    Attended by: Col. R. E. Martin, CMG TD DL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th July 1921
    Attended by: Vicar - Rev'd. L.H. Pearson.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14793
Current location

Within triangular road junction island,
Cross Green
Rothley
Charnwood
Leicestershire
LE7 7PF
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 58400 12766
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned two-tiered plinth & stout square sectioned tapering obelisk. Incised slate inscription tablet on each front face of tiered plinth. WW1 upper, WW2 lower tablet. Gold lettering. The whole memorial is enclosed by a rear wall & metal fencing to the front, forming the centrepiece of a seating & garden area within a triangular road junction island.
Inscription
Upper tablet : 1914 - 1918 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER / [2 columns of NAMES] Lower tablet : 1939 - 1945 / [2 columns of NAMES]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Antill, H
Archer, A
Bates, B
Bishop, W
Bowler, P
Bowler, P
Brammage, G
Brewin, F
Brooks, E
Bull, S
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Swithland, Granite - Mountsorrel, Steel
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Mountsorrel
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Swithland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AND WALLS
  • 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
Costs

Comments: Mountsorrel Granite Company supplied stone at cost price; total cost £350

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Rothley Parish Council

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