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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Ashwell
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Edwin Lutyens, Holland, Hannan & Cubitt, London. FJ Bailey & Co, Local builders
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 November 1920
    Attended by: Maj-Gen JEB Seely
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 December 1921
    Attended by: Rev SWP Webb, Rector
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3776
Current location

Junction with Lucas La
at corner of recreation ground.
Station Rd/ Lucas Lane
Ashwell
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG7 5LW
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 27257 39929
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross on tapering shaft, plinth and two steps. Further steps lead up to the base.
Inscription
(6 o'clock) IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF/ ASHWELL WHO FOUGHT IN THE/ GREAT WAR AND IN LOVING/ MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL./ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ 1939-1945/ (Names) (9 o'clock) 1914/ (Names) (3 o'clock) 1919/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amtman, Albert
Anns, Frederick
Austin, Montagu S
Bean, William
Bryant, George
Bryant, Harvey
Bullimore, Percy A W
Camp, Edward
Camp, Stanley
Covington, Herbert
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Ashwell 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
Ashwell Parish Council maintains the memorial in partnership with the local branch of the Royal British Legion.
Reference
  • Hertfordshire Express 10 December 1921

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