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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Lakeland
Town
Hawkshead
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Colonel Cowper-Essen
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: The Vicar
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4130
Current location

In the churchyard
near the lych gate.
St Michael & All Angels Church
Hawkshead
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA22 0PQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 35213 98098
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Sandstone Celtic cross with slender shaft decorated in the Celtic style, widening out at the bottom to carry the inscriptions, and set on a three-step base within a gravelled kerbed enclosure. The figure of the church's patron, St Michael, is depicted on the East face of the shaft, treading down Evil, in the form of snakes, and stabbing them with his spear. Various Christian symbol appear on the West face of the shaft. The WW1 names are on the East face, and the WW2 on the West face. The inscriptions are carved.
Inscription
East face: In Memory/ of the Men of/ Hawkshead/ Who Gave/ Their Lives/ in the War/ 1914-1918/)Names) West face: Let Those Who/ Come After/ See to it that/ Their Names be/ Not Forgotten/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armer, Thomas
Bradley, William Edward
Bremner, William
Brockbank, Ernest
Campbell, Robert
Clifton, John R
Coward, William
Crossley, John R
Hodgson, Ernest H
Hodgson, James Frederick
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, initials, surnames
    Order of information: As above
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname
    Order of information: As above
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 200mm, height 3000mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Hawkshead War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2003: MEMORIAL RENOVATED AND HARD LANDSCAPING PLACED AROUND IT AT A COST OF AROUND £163,300
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet November 2008 HAWKSHEAD PARISH MAGAZINE
  • Ambleside with Brathay and Hawkshead Parish Magazines, various issues 1919-1921
  • Buildings of England series by Various Cumbria (2010) p.399 'Excellent design of 1919 by W.G. Collingwood, based on his antiquarian researches, executed by Barbara Collingwood, his daughter. Cross in red sandstone modelled on that at Gosforth, though not so attenuated. St George, looking very Viking, is entangled in the dragon's coils which have turned into interlace, but manages to spear its gaping mouth by his foot.'

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