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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Lakeland
Town
Kirkby Stephen
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th July 1920
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR ARTHUR WYNNE KCB
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11th March 1967
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 July 1920
    Attended by: Chancellor Campbell, Archdeacon of Carlisle
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
513
Current location

Market Place
Kirkby Stephen
South Lakeland
Cumbria
CA17 4QT
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 77512 08739
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
In the style of a 15th century cross made of Lazonby sandstone with an octagonal die, and a tapering shaft surmounted by a capital in the manner of the period, with 3 tiers of steps. The foliage is the hawthorn-the flower of the springtime of life. The stone for the superstructure was from Corsehill Quarry, Dumfriess-shire {this was the official contemporary description}
Inscription
TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,regiment, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 275mm, height 2080mm, width 275mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 170mm, width 625mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 470mm, width 350mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 630mm, width 875 dia
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: height 270mm, width 2575 dia
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: height 180mm, width 1775 dia
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: height 180mm, width 1175 dia
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Kirkby Stephen War Memorial
  • 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
BADLY DAMAGED IN A GALE IN NOVEMBER 1966. RESTORED AND REDICATED, 1967.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Penrith Observer 6/4/1920 page 7
  • Carlisle Journal 20/7/1920 page 2b

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