Coniston War Memorial

  • Description

    "....Coniston War Memorial was carved by [William Gershom] Collingwood's daughter Barbara at the family home at Lanehead, Coniston as recorded in his diary in 1920. Less is known of Barbara Collingwood (1887-1961), who was active as a sculptor in the early C20. She was born at Cartmell Fell in 1887. Her address in 1910 was University College Reading, where she was presumably a student. That year she exhibited at the Bristol Academy annual Spring exhibition. She later married Oscar Gnosspelius, a civil engineer. As well as the Coniston war memorial, she carved the Hawkshead and Otley war memorials also designed by her father. The memorial was made by the builder Thomas Preston and it commemorates 21 fallen local men and it was unveiled by Coniston’s Victoria Cross winner Corporal James Hewitson on 14 November 1920....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 1 month ago
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