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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Rutland
Town
Uppingham
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Oliver Hill MBE FRIBA FRSA FILA (Architect)
Bowman and Sons (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 Nov.1950
    Attended by: Lt Gen Sir Brian Horrocks KBE CB DSO MC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14844
Current location

Uppingham School
Uppingham
Rutland
Leicestershire
LE15 9QE
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 86489 99668
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial library. Entrance hall to library has illuminated stone niche. Wall of niche bears names. Wall to right of niche bears inscription. Garland in relief at top of names plaques. Patterned floor.
Inscription
At entrance:This building is/ dedicated/ to the sons of/ Uppingham/ who fell in the war/ 1939-1945 1939 1945/ (Names)/ THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ STILL THE ETERNAL /PURPOSE CONQUERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 250
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 250
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Since construction one name has been deleted and one, or two, added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Buildings of England series by Various pp.515-6 Leicester & Rutland (2nd ed., 1984)
  • Local Publication/Booklet p.182 Bryan Matthews: 'By God's Grace: a history of Uppingham School' (Maidstone, 1984) The name of R H Purves was deleted and two names have been added. Gen. Horrocks was an Old Boy of the school, (as was Oliver Hill, the architect.)
  • Building March 1948 pp.69-72
  • War Memorials in Leicestershire WMP 1202
  • Country Life 25 May 1951 pp.1642-44. The carver was Mr Josiah Cribb and the gilding and burnishing was by Mr Butchart. The wording 'Still the Eternal Purpose Conquers' is taken from a hymn written by amaster at the school in 1876.

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