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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Kesteven
Town
Sleaford
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR WILFRID BOND FRIBA, MAXEY AND SON, MAXEY AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th June 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17th September 1950
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Grantham
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04th June 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20467
Current location

Facing St Denys Parish Church.
Market Place
Sleaford
North Kesteven
Lincolnshire
NG34 7SH
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 069 459
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SIX-STEPPED HEXAGONAL BASE SUMOUNTED BY SHAFT AND MARKET CROSS. WHOLE IS SURROUNED BY RAILINGS. SLATE PANELS ON THE SIDES WITH INSCRIPTION IN GOLD LETTERING. THREE ALLEGORICAL FIGURES REPRESENTING THE SERVICES AT THE BASE OF THE SHAFT. ABOVE EACH PANEL IS A SMALL CARVED SHIELD ALSO REPRESENTING THE THREE SERVICES FIGURES ARE OF A WINGED FIGURE IN ARMOUR HOLDING A SWORD AND SHIELD ABOVE PANEL 2; AN ANCIENT BEARDED FIGURE WITH A SHIP IN HIS LEFT HAND AND HIS RIGHT HAND RESTING ON AN ANCHOR ABOVE PANEL 4; A KNIGHT IN ARMOUR RESTING ON HIS SWORD ABOVE PANEL 6. THEY REPRESENT THE RAF, NAVY AND ARMY RESPECTIVELY. SHIELD FOR THE RAF HAS A CHEVRON AND THREE STARS ON IT ABOVE PANEL 1 AND AN EAGLE ON IT ABOVE PANEL 2. SHIELD FOR THE NAVY HAS A SHIP'S WHEEL AND FLEUR DE LYS ABOVE PANEL 3 AND AN ANCHOR ABOVE PANEL 4. THE SHIELD FOR THE ARMY HAS A FLEURS DE LYS ABOVE PANEL 5 AND ST GEORGE'S CROSS ABOVE PANEL 6
Inscription
Panel one: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SLEAFORD, QUARRINGTON & HOLDINGHAM WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918. GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945 Panel two to six: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, Bert
Arnold, John R
Attiwell, William
Barnatt, James
Barton, George W
Bellamy, Maurice
Bennett, Paul
Bigley, Fred
Bowles, William H
Bristow, William
See details for all 134 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 134
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 134
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 43
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 7200MM, width C 3700MM
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • 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
1950: TABLETS FOR WW2 AND RAILINGS ADDED 1986: MEMORIAL REPAIRED AND CLEANED BY KEN OLIVER AND ROY FOSTER, STONE MASONS OF LINCOLN. IT COST #2000
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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