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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Carlisle
Town
Carlisle
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 25 May 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Lonsdale
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54127

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Current location

Eden Bridges Entrance
Rickerby Park
Scotland Road
Carlisle
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 9NB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 40016 56688
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Park with circular bronze plaque at entrance mounted onto wall. The edge of the plaque is moulded with laurel wreathes and roses at the north, south, east and west points of the plaque. Ornamental pleasure grounds and landscaped park laid out in about 1835, as the setting for a Greek Revival house. The park was altered in 1920-22 to form a war memorial park. Formal gardens and entrance added in 1932-33 to the design of the landscape architect Edward Prentice Mawson of Thomas Mawson and Son, with the City Surveyor, Percy Dalton.
Inscription
PLAQUE: 1932/ CITY OF CARLISLE/ RICKERBY PARK/ THIS ENTRANCE WAS PROVIDED/ AND/ RICKERBY PARK ACQUIRED FOR THE PUBLIC/ THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF/ THE CARLISLE CITIZENS LEAGUE/ IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 25mm, height 0mm, width 760mm dia.
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Rickerby Park, Carlisle
  • 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
Costs

Comments: Sponsored by the Carlisle Citizens League. The city provided extra money for road improvements and for the foundations of the cenotaph and bridge in the park.
Memorial: £21 000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Carlisle City Council

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