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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Allerdale
Town
Harrington
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
C WHITEHEAD AND SONS (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 November 1925
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel Sousby, Border Regiment
  • Rededicated
    Date: 12 June 2001
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4038
Current location

Churchyard
St Mary's Church
Church Road
Harrington
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA14 5PN
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 99473 25681
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • This is across the road from the current location
    Municipal Cemetery (Churchyard Extension)
    Church Road
    Harrington
    Allerdale
    Cumbria
    CA14 5PR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 99416 25694
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Tapered Pillar surmounting a plinth which is on a 3 stage base all of granite. The pillar has the relief of a sword on the front face and a wreath carved in relief on each face (this at the top of the plinth), and an incised cross on the fluted section at top. There is a slate plaque on the base on the 6 o'clock face regarding the relocation of the memorial.
Inscription
6 OCLOCK FACE: ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ WAR 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ ERECTED 1925 RE-SITED HERE 2001/ RE-DEDICATED BY/ THE BISHOP OF CARLISLE/ THE RIGHT REVEREND GRAHAM DOW/ 12TH JUNE 2001. OTHER FACES: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agnew, S
Ambler, H
Anderton, J C
Arnott, J N
Askew, C
Barker, F
Beresford, L
Bird, J
Bird, L
Birnie, E O
See details for all 149 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 120
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 120
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 460mm, height c2000mm, width 460mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2750mm, height 110mm, width 2750mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 2270mm, height 230mm, width 2270mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1820mm, height 230mm, width 1820mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1320mm, height 2090mm, width 1320mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 230mm, width 1020mm
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
History
C 2001: PAINT WAS TAKEN OFF THE WREATHS WHICH HAD BEEN PAINTED GREEN AND BLACK; War Memorials Trust contributed £200.00 to the cost of re-siting the memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: By:- Cumbria Waste Management National Lottery Cumbria County Council, Allerdale District Council
Responsibility
Handed over to Harrington Urban District Council at the unveiling-since 1974 part of Allerdale District Council
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust WM2563 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=349
  • Times and Star 17 November 2000 about the relocation- by Groundwork West Cumbria, cost £40,000 and donations included a carriage clock from the Queen Mother which was raffled for £2,000, Allerdale Council paid the £7,000 VAT bill. A stainless steel time capsule was placed in the core of the relocated memorial
  • News and Star, Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Village proud of five-year battle
  • File of correspondence about the memorial siting, list of subscribers, bank account and unveiling programme-reference YPR 16/64 at Whitehaven Archive Centre (also see YPR 16/208 for a plan of the proposed memorial)
  • Workington Star 13 November 1925 page 6 c-d

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