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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rochdale
Town
Birch in Hopwood, Heywood
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
75193
Current location

St Mary's Church
Langley Lane
Birch in Hopwood
Heywood
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL10 2QJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 85231 07756
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Granite Latin cross on tapered plinth and two stage base. The WW1 dedication/names is on the front face of the plinth and continues onto the top step. The WW2 names are on a side face.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR/1914-1918/[names in 2 columns] 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barton, George
Blackshaw, Harold
Booth, Eric
Booth, Fred
Booth, Samuel
Booth, Wilfred
Bradshaw, Harry
Briggs, Ronald
Butterworth, R J
Collins, Edward
See details for all 36 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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