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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
South Lakeland
Town
Allithwaite
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
WILLIAM MORRIS & CO (Makers)
MESSRS ABBOTT AND CO LTD OF LANCASTER (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 October 1921
    Attended by: Captain Nigel Kennedy MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4089
Current location

St Mary's Church
Allithwaite
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA11 7RD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 38563 76778
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
3 Light East Window of the sanctuary for WW1, and 2 Light East Window of the Lady Chapel (east end of south aisle for WW2) with accompanying slate plaque outside the east end of the church, and a framed paper roll of honour beside the Lady Chapel window. The striking east window picture is symbolic rather than biblical. It shows Jesus robed in red as captain of the host. His hands and feet are scarred with the marks of crucifixion indicating that he is the risen and ascended Lord. He is surrounded by men in Roman armour, representing perhaps the soldiery of all ages descending a rocky path from the mountains. These would seem more representative of the heights of the Lake District than the plains of France The Lady Chapel window is a memorial to those who died in the Second World War. The theme here is the Resurrection, depicting the women who came to the tomb. A dramatic burst of light outshines the garden vegetation and invades heaven beyond.
Inscription
Plaque-THE EAST WINDOWS OF THIS CHURCH/ ARE ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WARS./ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) East Window-GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/TO THE HONOURED GLORY OF/AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND/COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 Lady Chapel Window-Left Hand Light-IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO MADE/THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 1939-1945/Right Hand Light-[names] Roll of Honour-THE FOLLOWING NAMES/APPEAR ON THE WAR MEMORIAL/OUTSIDE THIS CHURCH/UNDER THE EAST WINDOW/1914-1918/[names]/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akister, Thomas
Allsebrook, Ralf Athelsie Pole
Arnold, Alfred Huntress
Brockbank, Isaac
Chadwick, Frank Wood
Dicknson, James
Drinkall, Austin
Drinkall, William
Eden-smith, Walter
Heywood, John Edmund
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth inset, height 920mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 275mm, width 230mm
    Materials: Paper, Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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