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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Harborough
Town
Market Harborough
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
50601
Current location

Plaques on either side of door marked X-Rays Department,
Portico WAr Memorial (formerly Market Harborough & District Hospital)
Coventry Road
Market Harborough
Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 9DD
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 72980 87132
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Hospital extension. Bronze plaque on outside of portico. Marble plaque above door inside portico with black carved lettering. Four marble tablets, two each side of the door, list names in black carved letters. Red cross next to names of those who died.
Inscription
Bronze plaque: This extension was erected by public subscritpion in/ Commemoration of the services of the men of/ The urban district of Market Harborough in the/ Great War 1914-19 Marble tablet above door: THE NAMES INSCRIBED ON THESE PANELS ARE A RECORD OF THE/ MEN FROM THE URBAN DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR./ THE NAMES OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ARE INDICATED BY A CROSS. Four tablets, two each side of door: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alton, I C
Asmton, A
Asmton, J
Asmton, J W
Asmton, M
Asmton, N
Athes, W
Atmime, C
Atmime, M
Atmime, M F
See details for all 307 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1657
    Served and returned: 1407
    Died: 250
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL PORTICO AT THE COTTAGE HOSPITAL
  • 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
History
2013: Planned development of the hospital. Leicester City, County and Rutland 'At Risk' War Memorials Project in discussion with NHS over potential relocation of war memorials. 2009: The memorial tablets listed at Grade II
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Melton, Rutland and Marlborough PCT
Reference
  • Royal British Legion Journal, April 2018, p7. "A Unique War Memorial"

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