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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Market Bosworth
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS WELLS AND CO OF LEICESTERSHIRE, MESSRS COWDELL AND BRYAN
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th July 1920
    Attended by: SIR THOMAS COPE MA DL JP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37824
Current location

Market Place
Market Bosworth
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
CV13 0LF
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 40592 03090
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five-stepped, octagonal base with round-edged upper facing pavers on each riser, surmounted by an octagonal sectioned stepped plinth, capstone, tall octagonal sectioned shaft & cross with star-shaped projections. The plinth bears seven engraved slate inscription tablets with one panel face unused. The whole memorial stands within the Market Place / car parking area.
Inscription
(South-west tablet) ERECTED/ IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN WHO/ SERVED THEIR/ KING AND/ COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 (South-east tablet) UNVEILED/ BY/ SIR THOMAS/ COPE BT. DL. JP/ OF/ OSBASTON/ HALL/ JULY 8TH 1920 (North-east tablet) 1914 - 1918/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ MARKET BOSWORTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR (North tablet) (WW1 NAMES) (North-west tablet) (WW2 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5330 mm, width 350 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Swithland
Listing information
  • 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
History
GRADE II LISTED REFURBISHED 2000
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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