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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Salford
Town
Swinton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1991
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26151
Current location

St Peter's Church
Partington Lane/Chorley Road junction
Swinton
Salford
Greater Manchester
M27 0NA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 77483 01734
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
LYCHGATE AND GLASS-FRONTED CASKET OF SOIL FROM THE WESTERN FRONT BUILT INTO THE WALL. TWO FIGURES IN NICHES ON EACH FACE, BOTH SAINTLY AND SECULAR.
Inscription
INSIDE (12 O'CLOCK FACE): DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SWINTON WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. INSIDE (6 O'CLOCK FACE): "FOR LOVES SAKE REMEMBER THEIR LIVES FOR...." OUTSIDE (6 O'CLOCK FACE): "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND." OUTSIDE (9 O'CLOCK FACE): ETERNAL REST GRANT THEE O LORD. OUTSIDE (12 O'CLOCK FACE): MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS. OUTSIDE (3 O'CLOCK FACE): LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, Herbert
Alderson, George
Alderson, John Ralph
Allen, George Henry
Allen, John Thomas
Arnold, Joseph
Ashton, W L
Ashworth, John
Atkinson, John
Bailey, William
See details for all 278 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 278
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 278
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • LYCHGATE TO CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • 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: The Council is planning to recarve the names on this memorial and have asked local residents to contact them with names of relatives known to have died during the First World War.; SOME REPAIR WORK WAS CARRIED OUT ON THE GATE IN 1992 BUT A LOT OF THE NAMES HAVE FADED, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE GATE WAS RECONSTRUCTED USING DIFFERENT STONE WHICH NEEDED TO BE BLENDED.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Salford Advertiser 29th January 2009

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