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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Kimpton
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Goldhawk & Sons (Mason)
Messrs Low, Gaddings & Sons (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th July 1920
    Attended by: VISCOUNT HAMPDEN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4th July 1920
    Attended by: Rev A T Whyte-Venables
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3808
Current location

Set back from the pavement in a paved area
close to Pams Lane
High Street
Kimpton
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG4 8SA
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 17538 18311
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross surmounting a square plinth, a single octagonal base, and then a circular base. First World War inscriptions are on the plinth, with Second World War inscriptions on the octagonal base. Stands within a paved area set back from the pavement, and surrounded by a brick wall, metal rails and a gate.
Inscription
HE GAVE HIS LIFE/ A RANSOM FOR MANY/ 1914 1918/ (Names)/ 1939 1945/ (Names)/ OUR/ HONOURED/ DEAD
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Almond, Cyril
Berry, Kenneth George
Bigg, Seamont
Bozier, Laurence Herbert
Brydges, Edward Charles
Cain, Albert George
Cain, Nathan
Cain, Roger
Coleman, Hector
Cook, Albert Charles
See details for all 44 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5640mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth c2500mm, width c2500mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
c1991: name panels have been cleaned. 2000: two additional names added.
Costs

Site: Gifted by Viscount Hampden
Comments: c£350 for memorial.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
RBL and Local Council
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet July 10th 1920 Press cutting: Kimpton War Memorial, Unveiled By Viscount Hampden.
  • Herts Express, 10 July 1920, page 7
  • Other website www.kimptonvillage.tsohost.co.uk/Roll of Honour.htm

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