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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
East Lindsey
Town
Horncastle
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: SIR ARCHIBALD WEIGALL BT
  • Opened
    Date: 03 June 2002
    Attended by: Lt. Col & Mrs J. Dymoke
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20409
Current location

Formerly Horncastle War Memorial Hospital
Horncastle War Memorial Centre
North Street
Horncastle
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN9 5DX
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 26061 69790
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
War memorial hospital with two dedicatory plaques located in the entrance doorway. At an unknown date the word 'FORMERLY' was added above the words 'WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL' in black with grey shadowing, together with a tablet each side of the entrance porch incised with gold lettering. Inside the building is a tablet incised with black lettering commemorating the opening as the 'Horncastle War Memorial Centre'
Inscription
Opening ceremony tablet: The Horncastle/ War Memorial Centre/ opened by/ Lt. Col & Mrs J. Dymoke/ on the 3rd of June/ 2002 Left hand porch entrance tablet: They shall grow/ not old as we/ that are left grow/ old. Age shall not/ weary them/ nor the years/ condemn./ At the going down/ of the sun and in/ the morning we will/ remember them. Right hand porch entrance tablet: When you go/ home and tell them of/ us, and say - / "For your tomorrow/ we gave our/ today." WW2 memorial plaque: IN MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ BELONGING TO HORNCASTLE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ 1939/45 WAR./ (names)(regiments) WW1 memorial plaque: IN MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ BELONGING TO THE PARISH OF HORNCASTLE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918./ names) (regiments)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, J R
Barkworth, E
Barlow, J
Basford, E. M.
Bates, T
Baxter, J. T.
Baxter, J. T.
Bedford, W. H. A.
Bedford, W. H. A.
Beecham, H
See details for all 155 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 114
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 114
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: rank,regiment,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: regiment,rank,surname
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth c30, height c1000, width c800
    Materials: Brass, Wood, Glass
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Tablets
    Measurements: depth c30, height c300mm, width c200mm
    Materials: Unknown
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c20mm, height c150mm, width c300mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  • 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
3rd June 2002 : Hospital closed and building became Horncastle War Memorial Centre 1998, August: Closure of consultant clinics under consideration. 1998, March 31: Accident and Emergency and Inpatient departments closed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Health Authority and League of Friends
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust WM167 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=374
  • Horncastle Today 13 June 2006 Article about the difficulty in gaining access to view the plaques.
  • Local Publication/Booklet 2003 M Treves: 'The Life and Times of Horncastle War Memorial Hospital'
  • Clarke, J N "Horncastle Dispensaries and Hospitals 1789-1981"
  • Horncastle News 1 April 1998; 19 April 2000 p.7

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