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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rossendale
Town
Cowpe, Waterfoot
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25-11-1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18699
Current location

Cowpe Road
Cowpe
Waterfoot
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4 7DH
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 83831 20978
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rectangular block, with panels on three faces, supporting a square column topped by an unadorned wheel cross. The assemblage is mounted an a two step plinth which in turn is mounted on a two step base. This memorial is enclosed in a small garden accessed through a metal gate which is hung from two stone pillars each with a wreath, in relief, engraved on the front face. Above the gate is an ornate metal arch.
Inscription
Above Gateway: HONOUR TO THE BRAVE Front panel: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ COWPE VILLAGE/ AND/ SUNDAY SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ [names on east & west faces] First step - front: THE LIBERTY THEIR FOREFATHERS/ FOUGHT TO WIN, THESE DIED TO KEEP/ Second Step - front: ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR/ [names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashworth, James E
Ashworth, Kenneth
Ashworth, Percy
Bainbridge, Edward
Barnes, Luke
Barton, Charles
Bridge, Ralph
Caygill, David
Caygill, George
Caygill, Joseph
See details for all 28 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 4000MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Rossendale Borough Council
Reference

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