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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Wellingborough
Town
Wellingborough
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
MESSRS TALBOT, BROWN & FISHER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: Marquis of Exeter.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14979
Current location

Roadside
south junction with A5193,
Broad Green
Wellingborough
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 4LQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 88802 68132
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square sectioned stone plinth with platformed upper face, integrates with a square sectioned cenotaph with four corner columns & arched capstone. Gilded wreath and red rose with gilded "W" for Wellingborough, both on front face. Accessed by a wide stepped & paved area, a concave wall behind the cenotaph bears names on many incised stone tablets. The memorial forefront area is hard surfaced to the pavement exits & semi-enclosed by a small garden with ten stone boundary posts.
Inscription
1914 REMEMBRANCE 1918 / (NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES IN SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS / KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1955 / (NAMES) / NORTHERN IRELAND/ ( NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, F.
Bailey, F A
Bailey, H.
Baker, F
Baker, H.
Barber, G
Barford, H C
Barker, P. C.
Barsby, G
Beck, C
See details for all 537 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 676
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 676
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename initials
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 163
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 163
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: width 22 metres
    Materials: Stone - Weldon
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 8 metres
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • LAMP POST APPROXIMATELY 6 METRES NORTH OF THE 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
2000: Inscription stones renewed.
Costs

Site: £800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Local Council

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