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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Colchester
Town
Langham
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 2007
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63393
Current location

Langham Primary School
5 St Margaret's Cross
School Road
Langham
Colchester
Essex
CO4 5PD
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 02696 31782
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brick arched gateway with triangular gable flanked by a pillar on each side. Mounted at centre of gable is black marble tablet with dedication incised. Two black marble tablets with incised names set into pillars. WW1 names on left and WW2 names on right. Metal gate in archway. see 22394 for same memorial before move and demolition of old school
Inscription
Tablet, in gable above gate: TO OUR/ GLORIOUS DEAD/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH Tablet, left of gate: ROLL/ OF/ HONOUR/ WORLD/ WAR I/ (Names) Tablet, right of gate: ROLL/ OF/ HONOUR/ WORLD/ WAR II/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, H J
Balfour, A S
Barrell, C
Beardwell, H
Brown, A J
Brown, F E
Dines, E G
Goodridge, A
Green, E J
Greenall, P M
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Arch
    Measurements: depth c1000mm, height c3500mm, width c3000mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
History
2006-2007: New memorial built due to subsidence of original. No original bricks could be salvaged due to concrete and rubble centre. Original gate remains. (See Our ref. 22394 for information about original memorial.) 1994: Original memorial at site closed due to evidence of subsidence.
Costs

Comments: County paid for construction of new memorial. New tablets were paid for by Langham Parish Council, with the aid of a grant.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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