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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Kesteven
Town
Grantham
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Bowman and Sons, SIR CHARLES A NICHOLSON, MR PHILLIPS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th November 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27th November 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20574
Current location

ST WULFRAMS CHURCH
Grantham
South Kesteven
Lincolnshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 915 362
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
CROSS WITH DEDICATORY TABLETS INSIDE THE CHURCH. CROSS HAS A CROCKETED SPIRE. THE HIGHEST STAGE HAS FOUR RICHLY CANOPIED NICHES FACING THE FOUR CARDINAL POINTS AND THEY FORM THE SHRINE FOR THE SCULPTURE. THEY ARE SURMOUNTED BY PINNACLES. TABLETS INSIDE THE CHURCH CONSIST OF NINE STONE TABLETS SEPARATED BY CARVED AND MOULDED STRIPS. CARVED PILASTERS AT EITHER END. THE WHOLE IS FINSHED BELOW WITH A MOULDED BASE AND ALONG THE TOP IN THE INSCRIPTINO IN GILDED LETTERING ON A BLUE BACKGROUND. NAMES ARE IN RED LETTERING FIGURES DEPICTED ON THE CROSS ARE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AND ST JOHN ON THE WEST SIDE, ST WULFRUM ON THE NORTH SIDE, ST MICHAEL ON THE EAST SIDE AND ST GEORGE ON THE SOUTH. CROSS SHAFT HAS 16 PANNELLED FACES. (FOR FULL DESCRIPTION SEE FILE)
Inscription
CROSS: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE GRANTHAM MEN WHO/ SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ WHOSE NAMES ARE/ INSCRIBED ON THE WALL/ WITHIN THE CHURCH./ IN MEMORY ALSO OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 TABLETS: 1914 1919 REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN WHO, IN THESE YEARS OF WAR, WENT FORTH FROM THIS PLACE FOR GOD / AND THE RIGHT. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE R.I.P. / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainger, George R
Angell, John Clarke
Armstrong, Ernest
Askew, Arthur
Auckland, George
Auckland, Walter
Bailey, William
Baker, James William
Ballinger, Arthur Hardy
Barford, William James
See details for all 214 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 313
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 313
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 30FT
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 36 IN, width 108 IN
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST WULFRAM
  • 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
Costs

Site: £1517

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The Grantham Journal 08-NOV-1919, P8; 31-JAN-1920, P8; 07-FEB-1920, P4; 18-SEP-1920, P4; 17-NOV-1920, P4; 04-DEC-1920, P4
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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