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Memorial details

Memorial type
Land
District
Copeland
Town
Scafell Pike
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 Aug 1921
    Attended by: Mr Hamer, Secretary to the National Trust
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3962
Current location

Summit of Scafell Pike at 3210 feet (977m)
Scafell Pike
Scafell Pike
Copeland
Cumbria
CA20 1EX
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 21586 07182
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Land of Scafell Pike with dedicatory local Buttermere slate tablet set into a stone cairn viewing platform which is placed at the summit. The memorial was built facing north in the cairn.
Inscription
IN PERPETUAL MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THE LAKE DISTRICT WHO FELL/ FOR GOD AND KING, FOR FREEDOM/ PEACE AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ THIS SUMMIT OF SCAFELL/ WAS GIVEN TO THE NATION SUBJECT/ TO ANY COMMONERS RIGHTS & PLACED/ IN THE CUSTODY OF THE NATIONAL TRUST/ BY/ CHARLES HENRY, BARON LECONFIELD,/ 1919
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
  • Land
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 8mm, height 610mm, width 810mm
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
History
2018- Cairn to be rebuilt by the National Trust, also paths on Scafell Pike & Great Gable repaired. to mark the centenary of the end of war. This programme will include a song cycle across the 12 mountains of The Great Gift and an exhibition by John Lewis-Stempel at Wordsworth House, Cockermouth called Where Poppies Blow about the role of nature in helping soldiers through the horrors of battle.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Gifted by Lord Leconfield, lord of the Manor to the National Trust on behalf of the nation, as a war memorial on the 25th September 1919.
Responsibility
National Trust
Reference

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