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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
Town
Bitteswell, Lutterworth
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38122
Current location

Integrally mounted on wall
St. Mary's Churchyard perimeter wall
The Nook
off Lutterworth Road
Bitteswell
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4RY
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 53759 85842
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Roadside memorial shrine integral with St. Mary's Churchyard wall. Incised Portland stone tablet set on slate panel, the whole mounted into an ornamental sandstone surround with a stepped coping over top of tablet, Laurel wreath in relief, centrally located beneath coping.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IMPERISHABLE MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / (18 NAMES) / R.I.P. / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Adams, Thomas
Bamford, Harry
Bosworth, F. A.
Chedgey, Percy J.
Chedgey, Robert F
Cook, Cecil G
Garner, B. Norman
Hickman, S George
Hubbard, C. Walter
Jenkinson, Frank
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, decorations, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 6 ft, height 7 ft 6 ins, width 6 ft
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Slate
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
  • Bitteswell 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
Unknown date : 108 letters were sharpened, 216 letters partly re-cut, painted, plinth re-cleaned. 2010 : Lettering weathered. 2001 : Some weathering to lettering.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parish Council.

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