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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Uttlesford
Town
Great Dunmow
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
BASIL OLIVER ARIBA, George Clausen RA, Holloway Bros, Eric Gill ARA, H J Cribb
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 July 1921
    Attended by: GENERAL THE LORD BYNG OF VIMY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Chelmsford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56372
Current location

Traffic island
New St And High St
Great Dunmow
Uttlesford
Essex
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 628 216
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Portland stone pillar with three slightly concave sides on two steps and a circular grey Cornish stone base. A latin cross is carved at the head. Inscription in v-cut uncoloured lettering.
Inscription
Side one: (Names)/ REMEMBER/ THE MEN OF THIS/ PLACE WHO DIED FOR/ FREEDOM AND HONOUR/ 1914-1918 D/ 1939 - 1945 Side two and three: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height c 6000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3210mm, width 3210mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
  • Great Dunmow 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: £654 18s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Essex Chronicle 22 July 1921 Report of unveiling.
  • Town Planning Review 213-216 / Vol IX, No 4 1922 Pomeroy, Leonard 'The Making of a War Memorial'

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