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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Copeland
Town
St Bees
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Whitehead & Sons of Kensington
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 June 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Opened
    Date: 26 June 1925
    Attended by: Brigadier General A. C. Critchley CMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 June 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3922
Current location

on the terracing in front of the chapel
St Bees School
Main Street
St Bees
Copeland
Cumbria
CA27 0DS
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 96979 12232
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sandstone pillar on top of a plinth (which has plaques on all 4 sides) and a two stage base, surmounted by a cross within a wreath. The scheme includes an additional playing field.
Inscription
Plaque east face: PRO PATRIA / 1914-1919 / TO THE / GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF THE / OLD ST. BEGHIANS / WHO FELL / IN THE GREAT WAR Plaque north face: THIS MONUMENT / WAS ERECTED / ON THE 30TH DAY / OF JUNE 1921 Plaque west face: THE NAMES / OF THE FALLEN / ARE RECORDED/IN THE / SCHOOL CHAPEL Plaque south face: [school badge]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 650mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1630mm, height 110mm, width 1630mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1260mm, height 130mm, width 1260mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 910mm, height 1400mm, width 910mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Land
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height c2000mm, width 400mm dia
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The field, formerly part of St Bees Glebe Land had cost £800 to buy.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Funding for all 3 parts of the scheme-the Cross, the Field and the tablet in the Chapel had been raised by the Old St Beghian's Society who had raised £4,400.
Reference
  • Carlisle Journal 3/7/1925 page 6f- for details about the playing field and costs

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