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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Rossendale
Town
Rawtenstall
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th June 1929
    Attended by: MISS CARRIE WHITEHEAD JP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th June 1929
    Attended by: REV R A REES HCF OF NEWCHURCH
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
594
Current location

Library Gardens
Saint Mary's Way
Rawtenstall
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4 6QU
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 81072 22761
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Six-step base with plinth surmounted by an obelisk. Four figurative high relief panels are mounted at foot of obelisk: one on each face. Inscription plaques mounted on plinth and stone carved relief wreath and swags on alternate sides of plinth. FOUR GROUPS OF FIGURES: (1) ABOVE WWI INSCRIPTION - SOLDIER (ON CORNER); FARM LABOURER, WOMAN AND A CHILD, SAILOR AND WREN (2) ABOVE WREATH - AIRMAN, TWO NURSES, LABOURER, SERVICEWOMAN, SOLDIER (AS ABOVE) (3) ABOVE WWII INSCRIPTION - MEDICAL ORDERLY, MINER, FISHERMAN, OFFICER, AIRMAN (AS ABOVE) (4) ABOVE WREATH - SAILOR (AS ABOVE), COAL MINERS, RAILWAYMEN, MEDICAL ORDERLY (AS ABOVE)
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: A TRIBUTE OF HONOUR/ TO THE MEN WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ TO THE MEN WHO CAME BACK/ AND TO THOSE WHO WORKED AT HOME/ TO WIN SAFETY FOR THE EMPIRE/ 1914-1918 12 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY OF/ ALL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR/ ALL WHO SERVED ON SEA LAND OR IN THE AIR/ AND ALL WHO WORKED AND SERVED AT HOME/ 1939 - 1945
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
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 4150MM, height 5250MM, width 4150MM
    Materials: Granite - Shap
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Shap
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Rawtenstall Cenotaph
  • 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
History
2009: (Nov) Second World War plaque replaced. ; (July) Bronze inscription plaques stolen. Council is preparing replacements.' 1982: BRONZE PLAQUE REMOVED BY VANDALS AND REPLACED BY STONEMASON.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
ROSSENDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Rossendale Free Press. 18th November 1950. Information can be found at District Library, Rawtenstall

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