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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Trafford
Town
Stretford
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
J and H Patterson (Manchester) (Unknown)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 August 1923
    Attended by: Earl(17TH) of Derby
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 August 1923
    Attended by: Rector of Stretford
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Lost
Not lost
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3218

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Current location

Chester Road (A56)
Stretford
Trafford
Greater Manchester
M32 0QJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 80403 95592
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by plinth, cenotaph, pediment and lion couchant. Names listed on plaques mounted on curved wall behind the memorial. Carved laurel wreath and pendant on narrow face to symbolise the immortality of those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and justice. Carved shields with the Coats of Arms of Stretford and the County of Lancaster on the 3 and 9 o'clock faces. Standard lamps used to surmount the wall but and low railings used to enclose the area around the memorial but they have now gone. Lombardy poplars planted behind the wall.
Inscription
Side One: In memory of the Heroic Dead Side Two: They died / that we / might live Wall: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 584
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 584
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 7900 mm, width 3300 mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: width 36M
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
Listing information
  • STRETFORD 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
Costs

Site: £2000 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: To establish a District Nursing Service
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Trafford Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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