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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Melton
Town
Melton Mowbray
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37738
Current location

Egerton Lodge
Wilton Road
Melton Mowbray
Melton
Leicestershire
LE13 0UJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 75000 19166
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • The Limes
    Melton Mowbray
    Melton
    Leicestershire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Garden terrace with double end staircase abutting a wall and leading to upper terrace. Staircase features a coped parapet. Inscription tablet mounted on front face of parapet, six portrait orientated name tablets on wall to right of stairs and six more tablets mounted on wall to left. Wall ends with tall ashlar piers with ball finials. At the East end is a 17th Century door with ogee arch and cornice. A stone of remembrance stands in the garden, erected by the Royal British Legion.
Inscription
Left hand tablet on face of parapet : 1939 - 1945 Centre tablet on face of parapet : LEST WE FORGET / 1914-1918 Right hand tablet on face of parapet : CONFLICTS SINCE Wall tablets - left 1 - 6 : (WW1 Names) Wall tablets - right 7 - 8 : (WW1 Names) Wall tablets - right 9 - 10 : (WW2 Names) Wall tablet - right 11 : (WW2 + post 1945 Names) Wall tablet - right 12 : THIS TABLET WAS / ERECTED BY THE / PEOPLE OF THIS / TOWN IN MEMORY / OF ALL MELTONIANS / WHO LOST THEIR / LIVES THROUGH / ENEMY ACTION / WHILST CARRYING / OUT THEIR CIVILIAN / DUTIES DURING THE / 1939 - 1945 WAR. Stone of Remembrance : ROYAL BRITISH LEGION / MELTON MOWBRAY / FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE / LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 247
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 247
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 78
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • RAISED TERRACE IN FRONT OF EGERTON LODGE INCORPORATING WAR MEMORIAL AND DOORWAY MOVED FROM THE LIMES
  • 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
2009: Stone wall re-pointed with lime mortar; stonework cleaned on middle terrace; tarmac removed from upper terrace and replaced with York slabs. Terrace & memorial scheduled Grade II by local authority. Memorial was a permanent replacement for a war shrine which stood next to the bandstand in New Park.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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