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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Barnsley
Town
Barnsley
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 05th October 1945
    Attended by: RC Bishop of Leeds
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28026

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Current location

HOLY ROOD CHURCH
George St
Barnsley
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 1AX
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 340 060
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
UTTOXTER ALABASTER SHRINE OF THE ENGLISH MARYRS. DEDICATORY STONE ON THE SHRINE. THREE IMAGES WITH FIGURES IN ON THE PANELS ON THE SHRINE CENTRE PANEL HAS AN IMAGE OF CHRIST THE CONSOLER. AT HIS FEET ARE FIGURES OF THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE. ON THE RIGHT I A PICTURE OF ST JOHN FISHER BEFORE HIS JUDGES AND ON THE LEFT IS ST THOMAS MORE TAKING LEAVE OF HIS DAUGHTER, MARGARET ROPER, IN THE TOWER OF LONDON
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ TO THE HONOUR OF OUR MARTYRS./ THE SHRINE WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF HOLY ROOD/ AS A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE TO/ THE MEN OF THE CONGREGATION/ WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN DEFENCE OF/ THE LIBERTY OF THE CHURCH/ AND/ THE FREEDOM OF THE EARTH/ 1939 - 1945/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Shrine
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Alabaster
Listing information
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: SOME SLIGHT RE-POINTING
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
THE PARISH PRIEST

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