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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wyre
Town
Preesall
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
G Wallace Proffitt (Designer)
MR W L Cookson (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 October 1920
    Attended by: General Sir A Hunter MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3382
Current location

On Haakons Mound
B5270
Preesall
Wyre
Lancashire
FY6 0ER
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 36010 48224
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross in the form of a Crusader cross on a plinth which is raised on an artificial mound, with a stepped approach which has handrails on either side. Plaque is affixed to plinth. Path leads to steps.
Inscription
THIS CROSS IS ERECTED / IN HONOUR AND REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF PREESALL / WHO FELL IN THE WARS / 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945 (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bradley, Richard
Brookbank, William C
Bross, William
Cleaver, A
Clutton, Richard E
Coulthard, William
Cross, Leslie
Dodgson, John
Dodgson, Thomas O
Eversleigh, Leonard
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, intials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5000mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Preesall and Knott End 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
2013: handrails added to the steps leading to the cross, to assist access.
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Land provided by Mr H C Elletson

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Preesall Town Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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