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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Charnwood
Town
Barrow Upon Soar
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
William Douglas Caroe FSA, James and Robert Agar
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd. May 1921
    Attended by: Col. R. E. Martin, CMG TD DL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22nd. May 1921
    Attended by: Rev'd. T. Stone
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37800
Current location

Corner of Melton Road & Beveridge Street,
Melton Road
Barrow Upon Soar
Charnwood
Leicestershire
LE12 8PL
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 57688 17338
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-tier hexagonal sub-base with radius-edged platform pavers is the foundation for a two-stepped hexagonal base surmounted by a two-stage plinth, the lower stage being hexagonal sectioned, rebated at corners & the upper stage, square sectioned. Rising from the plinth is a round sectioned column incorporating, near its base, a niche in which, is a carved figure of St. George. Column is topped by a capital & hooded cross. Upper stage of plinth faces are decorated with quatrefoils in relief, a St. George shield alternating with the years 1914/1918 all in relief. A banded inscription in relief, circumnavigates the four upper plinth faces. One incised WW1 name is added to the 3 o'clock face. Incised WW1 names occupy the upper step riser faces, continuing down onto the lower step risers. WW2 names also occupy the lower step risers beneath WW1 names. Incised names infilled with black paint.
Inscription
Upper plinth, 3 & 9 o'clock faces : 1914 / 1918 Upper plinth band, 6, 3, 12 & 9 o'clock faces : GREATER LOVE HATH NO - MAN THAN THIS THAT A - MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE - FOR HIS FRIENDS + + + Lower plinth, 3 o'clock face : (1 NAME) Upper step, faces : (49 WW2 NAMES) Lower step, faces : (22 WW1 NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 (19 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baskerville, R. H.
Cresswell, F.
Feilden, O. H.
Fellows, R. W.
Halliday, J.
Haseldine, F.
Hilton, M. V.
Stone, T. P. G.
Taylor, J. H.
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 72
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 72
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank
    Order of information: rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5790 mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • Barrow upon Soar 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
Costs

Memorial: £500 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Barrow-upon-Soar Parish

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