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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Lakeland
Town
Heversham
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
J F Curwen (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 April 1920
    Attended by: Canon Gilbert
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4163
Current location

St Peter's Church
Woodhouse Lane
Heversham
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA7 7EW
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 49598 83388
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TWO STEPPED SQUARE BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERED SHAFT AND CROSS. CELTIC KNOTWORK DESIGN OF LEAVES AND TENDRILS CARVED ON CROSS, SIDES AND FRONT FACE. COPIED BY SCULPTOR FROM A SECTION OF ANCIENT CROSS HEAD LOCATED BELOW SILL OF WESTERN WINDOW OF CHURCH.
Inscription
North face: TO THE MEMORY/OF THOSE/WHO AT THE CALL/OF/KING AND COUNTRY/LEFT ALL/THAT WAS DEAR/TO THEM/ENDURED HARDSHIP/FACED DANGER/AND/FINALLY PASSED/OUT OF THE SIGHT/OF MEN/BY THE PATH/OF DUTY/AND SELF-SACRIFICE/GIVING UP/THEIR OWN LIVES/THAT/OTHERS MIGHT LIVE/ IN FREEDOM South Face-(Names) / THEIR NAME / LIVETH FOR / EVERMORE / 1914-1919 / (Names) / 1939-1945 (Exact line spacing unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, J
Baines, F
Chamley, J
Dowker, T
Germain, J B
Hamilton, J
Moore, J
Philipson, T
Proctor, E
Proctor, G H G
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 10 FT
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 7FT, width 7FT
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • MEMORIAL CROSS TO SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: £246

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Book by Roger Bingham "THE CHURCH AT HEVERSHAM"
  • LANCASTER GUARDIAN 10 APR 1920

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