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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Burnley
Town
Burnley
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
WALTER HENRY GILBERT, LOUIS WEINGARTNER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th December 1926
    Attended by: EARL (17TH) OF DERBY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2050
Current location

Towneley Park
Burnley
Burnley
Lancashire
BB11 3RQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 85449 30871
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph which merges into carved busts of soldier, airman and sailor flanked at ground level by female figures representing a mother and sister or wife. Mother lays a wreath and is next to a rosemary bush for remembrance and a cricket bat and ball representing childhood. Sister or wife carries garlands and looks up at the figures.
Inscription
(FRONT FACE): THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF BURNLEY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914-1918./ MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS/ IN GLORY EVERLASTING/ THIS MONUMENT STANDS ALSO IN HONOUR OF THSE WHO DIED FOR OUR FREEDOM 1939-1945 (REAR FACE): THE SUM NECESSARY FOR THE ERECTION OF THIS/ MEMORIAL WAS BEQUEATHED BY CALEB THORNBER JP,/ A FORMER MAYOR AND ALDERMAN OF THIS/ BOROUGH, TO ENSURE THAT THE SACRIFICE COM/ -MEMORATED SHOULD EVER BE HELD IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE. THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE/ WAS PROVIDED BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE OF BURNLEY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 6000MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2400MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Burnley 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
2008: Overgrown trees removed, stonework cleaned, pond restored, paving relaid, topiary reinstated in containers and yew hedges rejuvenated.
Costs

Memorial: £5000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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