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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
East Lindsey
Town
Horncastle
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Austin T Garland (Designer)
Mr Austin T Garland (Wood Carver)
Mr Arthur Hackford (Wood Carver)
Mr C J Rye (Unknown)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C 1948
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Lincoln
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Lincoln
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53990
Current location

North wall of north aisle
St Mary's Church
Church Lane
Horncastle
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN9 5HW
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 25845 69546
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The main part is an oak board consisting of three panels. The centre panel has a carving of the crucifixion. Below this is the inscription in burnished gold lettering. At the top of this central panel, above the crucifixion, is a canopy carved with a Gothic vine decoration. This canopy is raised higher than the two panels, either side of the central one, which each contain two columns of names in incised and gilded lettering. Along the bottom edge is a stong base ledge upon which rest four pilasters that rise to meet a frieze, decorated in the same pattern as the canopy. The Second World War section is placed beneath the main memorial and is of the same material and style although it is made of one rectangular panel positioned horizontally with names in three columns.
Inscription
WW1 middle panel: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF HORNCASTLE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 WW1 left hand panel: OFFICERS/ (names)/ N.C.O.s AND MEN/ (names) WW1 right hand panel: (names) WW2 bottom panel: 1939-1945/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, J. R.
Baker, J. T.
Barkworth, E
Barlow, J
Basford, E. M.
Bates, T
Bedford, W. H. A.
Beecham, H
Beetham, J
Bell, F. E.
See details for all 136 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 114
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 114
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials, rank
    Order of information: rank, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1830mm, width 2050mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 420mm, width 945mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Lincolnshire Chronicle 06 August 1921
  • Faculty Book 172 Book 14

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