Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Lancaster
Town
Lancaster
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
T H (THOMAS) MAWSON & SONS (Designer)
BROMSGROVE SCHOOL OF ART (Designer)
Morton of Cheltenham (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3rd December 1924
    Attended by: Mayor of Lancaster, Alderman George Jackson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3rd December 1924
    Attended by: Revd J W Mountford
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3307

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Current location

Memorial Garden adjacent to Lancaster City Hall
Dalton Square
Lancaster
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 1AG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 47908 61538
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Winged figure of peace standing in front of a wall made of Longridge stone with stepped top (16 ft. high at the centre and 11 ft. high at each wing). Ten plaques of WW1 names are arranged on the wall, five to each side of the statue. In front is a low stone base bearing a horizontal plaque with WW2, Korea and Falkland’s names in 12 columns, a few of which are actually WW1. Some extra names are carved direct into the stonework. All set within a memorial garden.
Inscription
TOP LEFT SIDE: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF LANCASTER TOP RIGHT SIDE: WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ PLAQUES: (NAMES) STONE: (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945 BASE OF FIGURE: THIS MEMORIAL WAS/ DEDICATED 3 DECEMBER 1924/ GEORGE JACKSON/ MAYOR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baines, John
Brown, James Henry
Hepworh, Tom.d.
Pilkington, John Herbert
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1012
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1012
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 326
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 326
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 4900MM, width 11000MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
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
Costs

Comments: In September 1921 a War Memorial Committee was established and appeal was made to the public for subscriptions towards the cost of erection of the memorial. A total of £2,230 was raised to cover the cost of the memorial and associated expenses. £1,894 was spent and the balance of £336 was transferred to the Corporation for the continued repair and upkeep including the addition of names. (Lancaster VE 2005)
Memorial: £1894

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 113 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • lancasterwarmemorials.org.uk/home.htm
  • LANCASTER VE 2005: A COMMUNITY REMEMBERS
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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