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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
South Ribble
Town
Leyland
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR FRED HOWARTH LRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09th November 1929
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 16th September 1951
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 09th November 1929
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Whalley
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42564
Current location

JUNCTION OF CHURCH RD AND STANNING ST
Church Rd
Leyland
South Ribble
Lancashire
PR5
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 541 216
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
GRANITE WALL ON WHICH ARE SIX BLACK STONE TABLETS WHICH BEAR NAMES IN GILT LETTERING. GRANITE CROSS STANDS AT FRONT CENTRE OF WALL. CROSS HAS OCTANGONAL BASE. ORNATE CANOPY STANDS PROUD OF TOP OF WALL AND COVERS TOP OF CROSS. THREE STEPS IN FRONT OF MEMORIAL. MEMORIAL STANDS IN SMALL GARDEM WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY BRICK WALL. WALL BEARS SMALL PLAQUES WITH LOCAL REGIMENTAL NAMES. ORNATE CARVING ON CANOPY AND ALONG TOP BORDER OF WALL.
Inscription
(CARVED INTO STONE): GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Almond, T
Anson, H H
Appleby, F
Ashton, J
Aspinall, R
Baldwin, F
Baldwin, T G
Ball, G
Banister, F
Banister, H
See details for all 195 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 196
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 196
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 74
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 74
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth C 800 MM, height C 4500 MM, width C 4400 MM
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
Listing information
Condition
History
1996: LEFT HAND BRICK "PIER" OF ENTRANCE TO THE WAR MEMORIAL GARDEN WAS DEMOLISHED IN AN ACCIDENT. THE WHOLE OF THE WALL TO THE LEFT OF THE GATEWAY WAS SUBSEQUENTLY REBUILT.
Costs

Site: £1295
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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