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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
East Cambridgeshire
Town
Ely
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th April 1922
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3447

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Current location

Market Square
Almonry Wall
Market Square
Ely
East Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB2 3PA
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 44964 58516
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Arched and domed alcove within the rough stone wall to the Almonry. Dome has two decorative arch braces which split the roof into three sections. Each roof section supports three plaques with names (nine in total). Below these plaques is a foliate cornice. Four larger plaques with names are mounted on the alcove wall. At centre is a bronze cross inset into the wall. There is a total of 13 plaques with inscription and names within the alcove. The lower wall has an inscription above a shelf for plants. This shelf is supported by stone brackets.
Inscription
On roof section: (Names) / IN MEMORY OF / THE FALLEN FROM / 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY / (Names) / REMEMBER / WITH / GRATITUDE / THE MEN / WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR / LIVES / 1939 - 1945 / (Names) // Centre walls: (Names) / REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE / THE MEN WHO LAID DOWN / THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / (Names) // Above stone shelf: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS //
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adcock, H P
Ankin, S
Ankin, W F
Armsby, H
Aspland, S R
Atkin, C W L
Atkins, J T
Baker, F
Barber, E
Barnard, T
See details for all 318 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 224
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 224
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 92
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 92
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WALL TO THE GARDEN OF THE THE ALMONRY AND PAINTED CHAMBER
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
Grade I listed building: English Heritage number 48693
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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