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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Lidgate
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Civilian (19th; 20th and 21st Centuries)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5237

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Current location

Entrance to Churchyard
St Mary's Church
The Street
Lidgate
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 9PT
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 72059 58153
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wooden gates with solid panels in the lower half. The top of the gates curves down towards the centre. Inscription is carved in raised lettering and runs across the width of the gate upon an arched beam of wood. Two additional metal plaques bear inscriptions, mounted on a central beam.
Inscription
Gates: AS BEST I MAY I WILL MY WOE ENDURE/ NOR MAKE NO COUNTENANCE OF HEAVINESS Plaque, left: THESE GATES WERE RESTORED IN 1960/ AND ARE A MEMORIAL TO/ THOSE WHOSE NAMES THEY BEAR Plaque, right: (Names, 1 war dead plus other family members)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Dewing, Elizabeth Zina
Dewing, Nicholas
Dewing, Richard Anthony
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forenames,surname, manner of death,year died,age of death
    Order of information: forename,surname, manner of death,year died,age of death
  • Civilian (19th; 20th and 21st Centuries)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: year died
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth c3 mm, height c150 mm, width c380 mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Gates
    Measurements: height 2350mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
1960: gates restored
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Dewing family
Responsibility
St Mary's Church

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