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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Harborough
Town
Market Harborough
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
W ALLSOP AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th September 1921
    Attended by: Maj Gen Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins KCB CMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th September 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Peterborough
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37828
Current location

The Square
Market Harborough
Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7PA
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 73406 87176
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three tiered pedestal, surmounted by tapering octagonal shaft, octagonal tabernacle with figures carved in the niches and cross. Figures of Justice, Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Hope, Charity, Faith & Obedience depicted in the niches on the tabernacle. An encirclement of cherub heads alternating with acanthus leaves is beneath the tabernacle.
Inscription
Front face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF ALL IN THE PARISHES/ OF MARKET HARBOROUGH/ GREAT & LITTLE BOWDEN/ WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ THIS CROSS IS ERECTED AS/ AN ENDURING MEMORIAL/ OF THE FALLEN./ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ (NAMES) Other faces: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 254
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 254
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 5280MM, height 9450MM, width 5280MM
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • 1914 TO 1918 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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