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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Coalville
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MCCARTHY, COLLINGS AND CO, W MOSS AND SON, Mr. Bruce Dennis and son laid every brick
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th. October 1925
    Attended by: Mrs Chas. Booth of Gracedieu Manor; Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30th. October 1925
    Attended by: Canon Walters; Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14828
Current location

Memorial Square
Coalville
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
LE67 3ET
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 42348 14428
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall clock tower, of column & ribbed construction, faced in Staffordshire brick with the top section in stone. Clock-face on each of four sides located at the interface between brick & stone. Two main inscription tablets flank doorway with WW1 tablets set into the three adjacent tower walls. WW2 tablets are set into four lower wall sections around the tower platform. Tablets are made of granite with leaded inscriptions & names.
Inscription
Tablet, left of doorway : THIS TOWER WAS / ERECTED / BY THE / INHABITANTS / OF THE DISTRICT / + Tablet, right of doorway : IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN / WHO WENT FROM / THE COALVILLE URBAN / AREA /+ Three WW1 tablets around base of tower walls : IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF / (NAMES) / WHO, TO THEIR IMPERISHABLE HONOUR, / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18. Four WW2 tablets around platform walls : IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF / (NAMES) / WHO, TO THEIR IMPERISHABLE HONOUR GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945. Memorial stone near north side of tower : "FOR YOUR TOMORROW / WE GAVE OUR TODAY" / THIS STONE COMMEMORATES / THE ENDING OF THE / 2ND WORLD WAR / 15TH. AUGUST 1945 / THEIR SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN / "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, F
Adams, P
Adcock, S H
Allgood, R
Amos, E
Argent, J W
Attwood, A M
Bailey, J
Baker, W
Bakewell, W T
See details for all 354 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 355
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 355
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 144
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 144
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Clock
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER
  • 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
2010: Grade II listed.
Costs

Site: £2250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Coalville Urban District

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