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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Stockport
Town
Marple
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd July 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3180
Current location

Inside Marple Memorial Park
situated off Station Road and St Martin's Road
Memorial park
Station Road
Marple
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK6 6AP
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 96008 88891
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Park with allegorical sculpted statue placed within it. The statue is of a draped female figure with hands clasped together on square plinth set on square base. The main inscription and WW1 names are on the main plinth and the WW2 names are on the lower base. The Memorial is a cenotaph memorial.
Inscription
WAR/ MEMORIAL/ PARK/ THIS LAND WAS GIVEN/ BY THE CARVER & BARLOW/ FAMILIES OF THIS PARISH/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF MARPLE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ AND THE LAYING OUT/ WAS DONE BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adshead, Herbert
Allen, Frank
Archer, John
Ardern, Joseph
Ashton, Robert
Atkinson, Fred
Austin, Leonard
Austin, William
Bagshawe, Georffrey H
Barlow, Harold C
See details for all 184 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 2000 mm, width 1000 mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1000 mm, width Unknown
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: height 800 mm, width 800 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Marple 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
Post WW2: The memorial was extended to allow another 50 names to be added.
Costs

Comments: The site was given free of charge from the Carver and Barlow families.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Founded by Public subscription.
Reference
  • Other website www.marple-uk.com/memorial.htm
  • www.marple-uk.com/memorial.htm
  • 'Remembered: Marple Men Who Fell in the Great War' by Peter Clarke, Andy Cook and Jon Bintliff - reviewed in Family Tree Magazine March 2000 pg 54
  • LivingEDGE June 2000 pg 32
  • Stockport Times 2 December 1999
  • Romiley Community News June 2001 pg 11
  • Published:Clarke, P, Cook, A and Bintliff, J 2000 Information about the WW1 men who died
  • Stockport Times East 25 November 1999
  • Romiley Community News November 2001, page R21; June 2001
  • Manchester Metro News Friday, 5 July 1996 pg 38
  • Stockport Times West 25 November 1999 pg 10
  • Published:Clariff Publications 2005

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