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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Kesteven
Town
Helpringham
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Whit Sunday 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20449
Current location

THE GREEN
10 Hale Road
Helpringham
North Kesteven
Lincolnshire
NG34 0RL
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 13976 40758
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four-stepped 14th century cross base surmounted by square base, tapering shaft and wheel Cross. Bronze plaques around base bear inscription and names.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ HELPRINGHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN DEFENCE OF KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919./ ALSO THE MEN OF HELPRINGHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND/ GREAT WAR 1939-1945/ RIP/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THEN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
  • STEPS TO BASE OF FORMER VILLAGE CROSS NOW 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
LISTED GRADE II BY ENGLISH HERITAGE REF 13/70
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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