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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Eden
Town
Wetheral
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014), First World War - civilians
Maker
J H Martindale FRIBA (Architect)
Ralph Hedley and Sons (Wood Carver)
Alister Neville (Wood Carver)
McKnight and Sons (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 Jul 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3114
Current location

The church is just off the road called The Green.
Holy Trinity and St Constantine Church
Wetheral
Eden
Cumbria
CA4 8HA
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 46817 54402
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Lychgate with a superstructure of oak on a base and roof of Lazonby sandstone. The Lychgate constitutes the memorial with the names of the fallen carved within. 14 died in WW1 and 14 died in WW2. An individual memorial on the south side is to Percy Langhorn Thompson. The names and dedication plaques are gilded on oak, on a dark crimson background. There is an accompanying book of Rememberance, which is inside the church, which is read on Rememberance Day by the Vicar. It records the same names as on the lych-gate it records the First and Second World Wars.
Inscription
(Front of gate): TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO IN THE GREAT WAR/ IN DEFENCE OF GOD, KING AND COUNTRY/ PASS THROUGH THE GRAVE AND GATE OF DEATH/ THIS GATE IS ERECTED/1914-1918 ((Plaque on right-hand side of the gate): 1914-1918 (Names) (Plaque on the left hand side, facing the front): 1914-1918 (Names) (Plaque inside the door on left-hand side):1939-1945/ (Names) (Plaque inside the door on the right-hand side):1939-1945/ (Names) On the crossbar across the middle of the lych-gate facing front it says: 1914-1918 On the back it says: 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Austin, Jdj Main
Barnfather, William Geo
Bell, Thomas
Bowman, George
Brown, Robert Wb
Bryant, Sarah L
Caton, John Leonard
Clarke, Gilbert Steel
Dickson, Joseph J
Dixon, Arthur
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: rank, forename, surname, regiment, decorations, date of death, place of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,date of death,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: rank, forename, surname, regiment, date of death, place of death
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,date of death,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Stone - Sandstone
  • Board
    Measurements: height 250mm, width 1900mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
In 2009 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £2,058 towards a comprehensive programme of conservation and repair works to the memorial. These works included the re-building of the sandstone wall in one corner of the memorial as the joints had opened up; all re-pointing was undertaken in lime mortar. The gutters and downpipes were also replaced as they had rusted. New pieces of oak were used to replace the rotted sections of oak on the eaves and a section of the frame which had dropped was re-fitted. Sandstone roofing slabs were replaced where they were broken or lost. The whole memorial was applied with a colourless wood preservative.Wall, guttering and roof after conservation and repair works. In addition to the above works, a new oak memorial plaque to record the name of Corporal Sarah Bryant who died in Afghanistan in 2008 was added to the memorial. The memorial was renovated in 2010 by grant funding from War Memorials Trust, Cumbria Waste Management and Environmental Trust, Stanwix and Wetheral Neighbourhood Forum, Holy Trinity Church and Wetheral Parish Council. The wood carver used for these renovations was Allister Neville and the builders were McKnight & Sons.
Costs

Comments: 2010 renovations funded by grant from War Memorials Trust and various other bodies: see file for details.
Memorial: c£750

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Raised by public subscription, organised by John Dalton, Assistant Overseer.
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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