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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Tameside
Town
Denton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs J and J Hirst, Messrs J and J Hirst, Mr Arnold Radcliffe
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd July 1921
    Attended by: Councillor Austin Hopkinson MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23rd July 1921
    Attended by: Capt The Rev R D Blackledge
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3268
Current location

By Victoria Street entrance which faces Gould Street
Victoria Park
Victoria Street
Denton
Tameside
Greater Manchester
M34 2AD
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 92385 95382
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular, tapering obelisk of large blocks on a deep, cruciform pedestal set on a flight of four cruciform steps standing on a shallow, rectangular base. The front elevation of the obelisk has a projecting rectangular panel topped by a column. The rear elevation of the obelisk has a similar column set on a double-stepped plinth. The central face of the pedestal on the front elevation has a panel with names. The outer faces each have a carved wreath.
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL/ AND/ UNDYING/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THIS MEMORIAL HAS/ BEEN ERECTED BY/ THEIR FELLOW/ TOWNSMEN/ JULY 1921/ 1914 (Names) 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Callaghan, T
Callaghan, T Jnr
Davies, A
Fernley, R
Fidler, J
Flindle, J
Follows, H
Follows, J
France, A
France, C
See details for all 240 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 338
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 338
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 6000mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Denton War Memorial, Victoria Park, Victoria Street, Denton
  • 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: £1800
Comments: The memorial scheme was more than simply the construction of the cenotaph. Money has been set aside to lay out playing fields in memory of the fallen.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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