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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oldham
Town
Hollinwood
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
R Basnett Preston, R MARTIN OF MANCHESTER
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 09th April 1921
    Attended by:
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 Jun 1922
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26523
Current location

Behind the west wall of the church.
St Margarets Church
Chapel Road
Hollinwood
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL8 4QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 91062 03101
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Latin cross with "IHS" at intersection of the arms set on a square plinth with the inscription on the 6o'clock face. On the wall behind are the names inscribed on tablets with the WW1 names set on four tablets between gothic pillars and pointed tops. The WW2 names are on four rectangular tablets below.
Inscription
On plinth of cross: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ AND IN THE WAR 1939-1945 On tablets: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackrill, Robert
Albiston, Thomas
Allen, John
Anderson, Arthur
Armitage, Percy
Armstrong, G
Arrowsmith, Albert
Aspin, William
Badrock, Samuel
Bamford, Job
See details for all 240 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 213
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 213
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3600MM, width 300MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Hollinwood 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
2011: War Memorials Trust awarded a grant of £308 towards conservation and repair; 2009: Some of the names on the sandstone tablets have become illegible due to water and frost damage; April 2000: CHURCH COUNCIL HAS ARRANGED FOR REFURBISHMENT AT COST OF £800
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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