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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Newbury
Town
Newbury
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Maker
MR J H MONEY (Architect)
MESSRS W AND J R FREEMAN (Mason)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41426
Current location

Wash Common
Andover Rd
Newbury
Newbury
Berkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 45956 65018
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four stepped square base surmounted by square plinth and obelisk. Inscription on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
EAST SIDE: TOGETHER THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES, EACH TO RECEIVE UNDYING PRAISE, AND TO BE ENTOMBED, MORE GLORIOUSLY THAN WHERE THEY LIE, IN THE ETERNAL MEMORY OF THIER DEEDS; FOR THE WHOLE EARTH IS THE TOMB OF GREAT MEN./ THUCYDIDES II,43 (IN GREEK) WEST SIDE: IUSTUM BELLUM QUIEUS/ NECESSARIUM ET PIA ARMA/ QUIEUS NULLA NISI IN/ ARMIS RELINQUITUR SPES./ LIVY IX,I NORTH SIDE: IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO, ON THE 20TH SEPTEMBER, 1643/ FELL FIGHTING IN THE ARMY OF KING CHARLES I,/ ON THE FIELD OF NEWBURY, AND ESPECIALLY/ LUCIUS CARY, VISCOUNT FALKLAND/ WHO DIED HERE IN THE 34TH YEAR OF HIS AGE./ THIS MONUMENT IS SET UP BY THOSE TO WHOM/ THE MAJESTY OF THE CROWN AND/ THE LIBERTIES OF THIER COUNTRY ARE DEAR. SOUTH SIDE: THE BLOOD OF MAN IS WELL SHED/ FOR OUR FAMILY,/ FOR OUR FRIENDS, FOR OUR GOD,/ FOR OUR COUNTRY, FOR OUR KIND;/ THE REST IS VANITY,/ THE REST IS CRIME./ BURKE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height C 33FT
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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