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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Stockport
Town
Marple
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18427
Current location

All Saints Church
Church Lane
Marple
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK6 7NB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 96155 87942
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY GRANITE CELTIC CROSS WITH ROSE IN THE CENTRE. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE Upper PLINTH. The whole is on a 3 stepped base. The names are on bronze plaques on 3 sides of the lower plinth.
Inscription
West Side Plinth: "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" / West Side Plaque-TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MARPLE MEN WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR / (names ) SOUTH SIDE: "WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALL" / (NAMES on plaque below) NORTH SIDE: "WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE" / (NAMES on plaque below) EAST SIDE: THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY A GRATEFUL TOWNSHIP AND MANY SORROWING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS 1919 / "THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH" (REV.12:11).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adshead, Herbert
Archer, John
Ardern, Joseph
Ashton, Robert
Atkinson, Fred
Austin, Leonard
Austin, William
Barlow, Harold C
Barnes, William
Barton, Colin
See details for all 107 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 107
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 107
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4500MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • War memorial outside All Saints' Church, Marple
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Published:Clarke, P, Cook, A and Bintliff, J 2000

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