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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Allerdale
Town
Abbey Town
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS BEATTIE & CO (Stone Carver)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3997
Current location

outside the Methodist Chapel
Laurel Terrace/Assembly Square
Abbey Town
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA7 4RW
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 17323 50816
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped base surmounted by a corniced and slightly tapered plinth & then an obelisk. Inscription on the front face of the plinth. Whole is enclosed by iron railings. Carved relief of sheathed sword hanging over the top of the obelisk and down the front face.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: ERECTED/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN FROM ABBEY TOWN/ AND DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/WORLD WAR TWO 1939 - 1945/(WW2 names) 9 o'clock face: (WW1 Names)/ 3 o'clock face: (WW1 Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Briggs, Robert
Cooper, Robert G
Dockeray, Fred
Gate, Stoddart
Gibson, Jos
Grainger, Francis
Hayston, Wm
Holliday, Thos
Holmes, William
Hope, Jonathon
See details for all 27 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1750mm, height 90mm, width 1750mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 610mm, height 200mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 490-450mm, height 820mm, width 510-460mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 280mm, height 1580mm, width 280mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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