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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Allerdale
Town
Abbey Town
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
J WIPPELL AND CO LTD (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 May 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4303
Current location

on the south side of the west wall at the back of the nave
Holme Cultram Abbey
Abbey Road
Abbey Town
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA7 4SB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 17705 50816
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Ornate Rectangular Brass Plaque within a carved oak surround. The arms of the Abbey of Holme Cultram-a lion rampant and a cross-are placed on the left side of the brass. The arms have their counterpart on the right side with the seal of the Abbey (copied from the original at the British Museum). The Blessed Virgin is seen crowned, holding the Divine Infant in her left arm and standing on a shield (supported by the hands of two monks whose heads only appear besides), which displays 3 lions passant guardant-the arms of England-in allusion to the patronage which since the time of Henry II was vested in the crown. On either side of the canopy is a small pointed and crochetted niche, the dexter containing a full length representation of the Abbot with staff and book, perhaps intended for St Robert, the founder of the Cistercian order, or for St Bernard of Clairvaux, the sinister at the same length, the figure of Henry II, with crown and sceptre. In the base is a lion drawn from the arms above, dormant. Around the rim is the lettering "Si commene abbatis et conventas de Holm Coltram" [the common seal of the Abbot and Convent of Holme Cultram]
Inscription
SAINT MARY'S, HOLME CULTRAM/THIS MEMORIAL/ IS ERECTED AS A LASTING RECORD OF THE/ DEVOTION OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ "THEY GAVE THEIR BODIES TO THE COMMON WEAL/ AND RECEIVED PRAISE THAT WILL NEVER DIE/ AND A HOME IN THE MINDS OF MEN."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Briggs, Robert
Dockray, Fred B
Grainger, Francis
Harrington, Thomas M
Holmes, William
Hope, Jonathan
Horrocks, James
Hull, Joseph William
Hurst, Joseph Wm
Linton, James
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 740mm, width 960mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 45mm, height 900mm, width 1210mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Wigton Advertiser 4/6/1921 page 2d

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