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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Craven
Town
Skipton
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Cassidy RBS (Sculptor)
James Henry Sellers (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08 April 1922
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 08 April 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29790
Current location

Market place in the centre of the road.
High St
Skipton
Craven
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 99036 51852
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pentagonal shaped base surmounted by tall triangular pillar and a winged Figure of Victory. Additional figure of naked man breaking a sword over his knee placed at the foot of the pillar. Dedicatory inscription carved into the stone and names inscribed on plaques placed on the side of the base. Whole is enclosed by wrought iron rialings. On the front side of the railings is a bronze sword with the Yorkshire rose depicted on the hilt. An animals head in relief at the top of the blade nearest the hilt with a green coloured metal wreath hanging behind
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1918/ THESE WERE THE BRAVE UNKNOWING HOW TO YIELD/ WHO, TERRIBLE IN VALOUR, KEPT THE FIELD/ AGAINST THE FOE AND HIGHER THAN LIFE'S BREATH/ PRIZING THEIR HONOUR, MET THE DOOM OF DEATH/ AND NOW THEY REST/ PEACEFUL, ENFOLDED IN THEIR COUNTRY'S BREAST/ 1939 - 1945 LEFT AND RIGHT HAND SIDES: (NAMES) REAR: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airey, H
Akers, J
Anslow, L
Armstrong, W R
Ashton, T B
Askew, E
Astle, W
Aston, E
Austin, W
Bailey, A
See details for all 373 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 371
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 371
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 6000MM
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height C 2FT, width C 3FT 6IN
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
LATE 1980S: MEMORIAL RESTORED 2005: Restoration work
Costs

Memorial: £3000 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 99 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Booklet: Hatfield, E., & Wrathmell, S., (2018) The War Memorial: and the lives of Skipton people during the First World War, Published by Skipton Town Council & Skipton Civic Society. Include reference to other Skipton Memorials.
  • Craven Herald and Pioneer 07 April 1922; 14 April 1922; 03 June 2005
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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