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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Wigan
Town
Newtown
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st June 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45356
Current location

St Mark's Church
Victoria Street
Newtown
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN5 9JE
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 56655 04722
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A five light stained glass window with a rose window above. The rose window depicts a symbol of Resurrection - the lamb and the flag, surrounded by a laurel wreath. To left and right below this are two quatrefoils, each having a symbol of an Evangelist in the upper and lower quarters, with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega in the side quarters of each. The larger, centre, light of the main window depicts Christ Triumphant, surrounded by warrior angels, while he himself holds aloft a cross on a golden staff in his right hand, while his left hand rests on a upturned sword. Beneath him an angel holds aloft a laurel wreath of victory. The two windows to each side of Christ depict various Biblical scenes and characters - including Abraham preparing to sacrifice his son, and Daniel and the lion. Another figure holds an open scroll. Below these upper lights a scroll extends across the five panels, with a legend written upon it. Alongside the angel in the lower section, the two inner panels depict men in the various uniforms of the armed forces, with a drummer-boy at the centre of each. In the light on the far left St George is depicted alongside a Bishop, whilst the light on the far right depicts another Bishop and an Old Testament patriarch. A two-line dedication is written across the bottom of the window. The associated board, which is nearby on the East wall of the South transept, has five panels, and is rectangular,but with a pediment stretching across above the inscriptions, but below the top frame, with a triangular arch piercing the pediment and the frame. The panels have tracery tops, each of the four side panels having a small cross carved in the trefoil head. The centre panel has a carved Botonne cross above the dedication - which is painted partly in black, with gold above and below. The names are pained in gold on the four outer panels - two on each side. At the top of each arch above the inscriptions is a gold-painted fleur-de-lys - the one over the centre arch being much larger than the others.
Inscription
On the scroll within the window: Righteousness/ Exalteth/ a/ Nation Beneath the upper section on the main window: Thine, O Lord, is the Victory At the bottom of the window: To the Glory of God and in Proud and Honoured Memory of/ our Brothers who fell in the Great War 1914-1919 On the centre panel of the board: St Mark Newtown/ Roll of Honour/ This tablet and/ the East window of/ this Church are/ Dedicated to the/ Memory of the Men/ of this Church/ and Parish who/ Gave their Lives/ in the Great War/ 1914-1919/ 'Their name liveth/ for evermore' Eccles. XLIV 14/ Names on four panels to the sides.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainscough, Thomas
Ainsworth, John
Alker, Edward
Ashcroft, Harold G
Baird, William
Bannister, Bartley
Barnes, Alfred
Barrow, Benjamin
Berry, Joseph C
Berry, William R
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 115
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 115
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian name, Surname
    Order of information: Christian name, Surname
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCH AUTHORITIES
Reference
  • Wigan Observer, 15/02/1921: Report of Liverpool Consistory Court: Granting a faculty for the window, the Chancellor commended its beauty - and expressed his pleasure that the £850 cost 'had been subscribed chiefly by miners and mill hands through weekly and monthly subscriptions'.

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