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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Eden
Town
Appleby
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34998

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Current location

Roadside opposite the Royal Oak Hotel
Bongate
Appleby
Eden
Cumbria
CA16 6UN
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 68906 19920
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped square base surmounted by plinth. Tapered shaft and stylised Celtic cross. Inscription carved on one side of the plinth. Low railings enclose the base of the memorial. Wreath forms the circular part of the cross which is then topped by a crown.
Inscription
6 o’clock face (West/Downhill) ERECTED/BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/IN MEMORY OF/THOMAS LEONARD ATKINSON/B COMPANY 2ND VB/BORDER REGIMENT/WHO DIED AT/POTCHEFSTROOM SOUTH AFRICA/JUNE 18TH 1900,/WHILE SERVING WITH THE/VOLUNTEER ACTIVE SERVICE/COMPANY OF THE BORDER REGIMENT/FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY 12 o’clock APPLEBY/ACTIVE SERVICE VOLUNTEERS/IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900.1/ [names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, Thomas Leonard
Davey, Thomas Henry
Gibson, Thomas
Holmes, Thomas
Howe, Richard
Howe, Thomas
Robinson, Henry
Saul, Joseph
Slack, Edward Walton
Tydd, William Thomas
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 10
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c400mm, height c300mm, width c400mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2350mm, height 220mm, width 2350mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1750mm, height 200mm, width 1750mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1150mm, height 560mm, width 1150mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 770mm, height 1200mm, width 770mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 450mm, height c2200mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Appleby Boer 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Eden District Council
Reference

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