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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 Wilfred Bond of Grantham FRIBA (Architect)
Messrs W H Maxey & Son of Eastgate, Sleaford (Builder)
Messrs W H Maxey & Son of Eastgate, Sleaford (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th June 1922
    Attended by: Mrs H A Peake Maj. G H Peake, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17th September 1950
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Grantham
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04th June 1922
    Attended by: Cllr J T Barnes, Revd W Calvert, Revd F greaves, Revd G A Morgan, Church Lads Brigade, Council members, British legion, Red Cross
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20467
Current location

Market Place
Sleaford
North Kesteven
Lincolnshire
NG34 7SH
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 06838 45877
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Six stepped hexagonal plinth surmounted by a shaft and wayside cross surrounded by bollards and chain fencing. Six stone panels on the sides of the plinth with the WW1 inscription and names, and a further six panels on the sides of the top step for the WW2 inscription and names, all incised and picked out in gold. Three allegorical figures representing the three Armed Services are at the base of the shaft, and above each panel is a small carved shield also representing the three Armed Services. The figure above Face 2 is a winged figure in armour holding a sword and shield, above Face 4 an ancient bearded figure with a ship in his left hand and his right hand resting on an anchor, and above Face 6 a Knight in armour resting on his sword. They represent the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Army respectively. Above each panel on the plinth are shields as follows: Panel 1 shield: The Royal Air Force, a chevron and three stars, and above Panel 2 an Eagle. Panel 3 shield: The Royal Navy, a ship's wheel and a fleur de Lys, and above Panel 4 an anchor. Panel 5 shield: The British Army, a fleur de Lys, and above Panel 6 St Georges Cross.
Inscription
Face 1 top panel: 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. Face 1 bottom panel: ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO DIED IN THE WAR/ 1939 - 1945. Faces 2-6 top and bottom panels: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, Bert
Arnold, John R
Attiwell, William
Barnatt, James
Barton, George W
Bee, Harold S C
Bellamy, Maurice
Benfield, George E
Bennett, Paul
Bettany, Frederick L
See details for all 177 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, initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height c8535mm, width c3700mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Green Westmorland
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
Costs

Memorial: £630

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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