Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Kesteven
Town
Heckington
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 October 1922
    Attended by: Major John Richard Gason Magrath, Charles Arthur Norris, Local dignataries, ex Servicemen
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 October 1922
    Attended by: Revd Charles Arthur Norris, Major John Richard Gason Magrath, Local dignataries, ex Servicemen
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54144

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Current location

High Street (B1394)
Heckington
North Kesteven
Lincolnshire
NG34 9RA
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 14287 43924
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on a plinth and three stepped base surrounded by bow top metal fencing. The World War 1 dedication and names are on a plaque on face 1 of the plinth, and the World War 2 dedication and names are on a plaque on face 1 of the top step.
Inscription
Plinth face 1: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE FOLLOWING/ MEN OF HECKINGTON./ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914-1918./ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. Top step face 1: ALSO IN ETERNAL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR./ 1939-1945./ (Names)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, F
Bagworth, H
Bailey, F
Bancroft, G
Barnatt, J W
Bembridge, R
Bembridge, R E
Booth, A T
Brummitt, J
Bush, W H
See details for all 43 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, 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
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 7620mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
  • Heckington 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
Costs

Memorial: £360

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The First World War memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland

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