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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Copeland
Town
Hensingham, Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 September 1925
    Attended by: Colonel D. j. Mason DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 September 1925
    Attended by: Reverend Edmund Freeman, Vicar of the Parish
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3964

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Current location

Egremont Road (West side)
Hensingham
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 8QW
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 98564 16629
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite Celtic Cross on a two stepped base, the names are in two columns. Also a bronze plaque at the base for WW2.
Inscription
At the bottom of the shaft of the cross: TO THE MEN OF / HENSINGHAM PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / DURING THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / (Names) Bronze plate on east face of top step of base: AND OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE WAR 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blair, R C R
Branton, H J
Bulman, J
Calder, A E
Calvin, W
Dickinson, C W
Dixon, G
Doggart, T
Fisher, T
Gibson, G
See details for all 36 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 240mm, height c2900mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Granite - Dalbeattie
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 670mm, height 720mm, width 770mm
    Materials: Granite - Dalbeattie
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1815mm, height 80mm, width 2150mm
    Materials: Granite - Dalbeattie
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1435mm, height 150mm, width 1550mm
    Materials: Granite - Dalbeattie
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 115mm, width 765mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Land Donated by the Lowther family

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Hensingham Civil Parish Council
Reference
  • Numerous editions of the Hensingham Parish Magazine in the DBT 23/6 collection at Whitehaven Record Office
  • Carlisle Journal 29/9/1925 page 6d-for unveiling

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