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- 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.
- 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?
- First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined
- First World War (1914-1918)
Measurements: depth 8mm, height 610mm, width 810mm
- Listing information
- This memorial is not currently listed. Find out how to nominate this memorial for inclusion on the National Heritage List for England
- More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
- Men of the Lake District
- WMO ID: 152224
- Condition: Fair [last updated on 21-06-2020]
- Help update these details if the condition is wrong
- 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
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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.
- National Trust
- Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/the-useful-and-the-unusual/
- Whitehaven News 18 January 2018 page 23 a-c
- West Cumberland Times 27 August 1921 page 8b
- West Cumberland Times 21 September 1919 page 5e
- Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/07/27/a-new-type-of-memorial/
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