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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Vale Royal
Town
Frodsham
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
T LUNT AND CO (CHESTER), CAPTAIN FREDERICK JARDINE BARNISH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th October 1921
    Attended by: Col. L W Bromley-Davenport
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th October 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Frodsham DD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2164
Current location

Summit of Overton Hill
Bellemonte Rd
Frodsham
Vale Royal
Cheshire
WA6 6BW
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 51765 77052
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by plinth and obelisk. Inscription on tablets set into sides of plinth. Site enclosed by wrought iron fence.
Inscription
SIDE ONE: TO THE HONOUR AND IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF FRODSHAM WHOSE/ NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED/ AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ WE REMEMBER ALSO WITH/ SORROW AND WITH PRIDE/ THOSE WHO FOLLOWED AFTER/ AND TROD THE SELF SAME PATH/ OF DUTY AND SACRIFICE OTHER SIDES: (Names...) ENTRANCE SIGN: WAR MEMORIAL SITE OVERTON HILL/ IN THE EARLY 1920'S SEVERAL LANDOWNERS GAVE ADJOINING/ PLOTS OF LAND TO FRODSHAM PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD IN TRUST/ FOR THE SITE OF THE MEMORIAL ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ FRODSHAM/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THE WAR. A FURTHER CONDITION/ WAS THAT THERE SHOULD BE AN OPEN SPACE FOR THE USE AND/ ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF FRODSHAM FOREVER. ENTRANCE GATE: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ 1914 1918 1939 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, H M
Ainsworth, J E
Ainsworth, L
Antrobus, E
Baines, T
Beard, J A
Berrington, T
Birtles, H L
Booth, P
Bostock, J
See details for all 105 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 105
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 105
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 10900mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Playing / Sports field
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • Frodsham War Memorial Gates and Railings
  • 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
Grade II listed. 2009: secured a grant from English Heritage and the Wolfson foundation for restoration. Frodsham Town Council have committed to take care of the memorial
Costs

Memorial: GIFT

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: The Memorial was built in 1921 and was badly affected by the affects of age and weathering. in 2009 Frodsham Town Council (FTC) approached the English Heritage & the Wolfson Foundation for help and secured a grant that was instrumental in its extensive renovation. FTC is committed to the care of Memorial and have created a maintenance plan
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Site given by Lord Cholmodeley
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL
Reference

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