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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Eden
Town
Alston
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Parkin & Son; of Crosby Ravensworth, Craig Brothers of Alston-Groundworks
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 September 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Lonsdale, Lord-Lieutenant of Cumberland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 September 1922
    Attended by: Rev Harvey Rowse, RN (Vicar)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3893
Current location

Penrith Road/ Brampton Road
Alston
Eden
Cumbria
CA9 3RP
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 71551 46097
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four stepped Penrith Red Sandstone base surmounted by square Westmorland Limestone plinth and obelisk. Inscription on the sides of the plinth. Laurel wreath depicted at the base of the obelisk.
Inscription
Side One: THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE / GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF THOSE OF ALSTON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / AND / 1939 - 1945. / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / (names) Side Two and Three: (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Henry
Alderson, Albert E
Archer, John W
Archer, Thomas
Armstrong, Thomas A
Atkinson, Robert
Beadle, Errington
Bennett, James
Bramwell, John I
Brown, William C
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 39
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 39
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 340 mm, height c2500 mm, width 340 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3050 mm, height 220 mm, width 3050 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 2500 mm, height 200 mm, width 2500 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1950 mm, height 200 mm, width 1950 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1420 mm, height 290 mm, width 1420 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 850 mm, height 560 mm, width 850 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 630 mm, height 1420 mm, width 630 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £510 5s 7d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Alston Moor Council
Reference
  • Alnwick and County Gazette by N/A 20/8/1921 Source: Media Library Published: N/A Alnwick, Northumberland
  • Cumberland & Westmorland Herald, 9/9/1922, page 2
  • Hexham Courant by N/A 10/7/1998. Source: Media Library, Published: N/A Hexham, Northumberland
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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