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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Allerdale
Town
Bassenthwaite
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS WALKER BROTHERS (Builder)
J WARD (Architect)
John Warner & Sons (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 January 1921
    Attended by: LIEUTENANT-COLONEL J P D WHEATLEY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 Jun 1948
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30th January 1921
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Carlisle
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4006
Current location

St John's Church
A591
Bassenthwaite
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA12 4QH
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 22844 31591
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic cross with knotwork shaft, surmounted on a pillar and two stepped base. An additional tablet for Second World War casualties is attached to the base. In 1948 the set of 5 hemispherical bells (known as chimes) which had been installed in 1904 were dedicated as an additional war memorial to the dead of both wars.
Inscription
Plinth: TO/ THE MEN OF/ BASSEN-/ THWAITE/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING/ & COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ Tablet at base: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bell, Louis Willis
Borthwick, John Edwd
Bowman, Joseph Percy
Boyd, Ernest
Cannon, David
Carruthers, Robert
Cleminson, John James
Cleminson, Wllm Edwin Laurence
Corfield, Richard
Corfield, William
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 200mm, height 2700mm, width 295mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 320mm, height 730mm, width 440mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Bells
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1030mm, height 180mm, width 1120mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 630mm, height 230mm, width 730mm
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • West Cumberland Times 5/2/1921 page 8a
  • Keswick Reminder 18 Jun 1948 page 2d

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