High Spen War Memorial - List Entry

  • Description

    ".....The memorial stands in the churchyard of St Patrick’s Church (not listed), in the driveway off Lintzford Lane. The light grey granite memorial, c4.5m tall, takes the form of a wheel-head cross standing on a tall pedestal, square on plan. A sheathed sword, carved in low relief, appears hung from its belt on the front of the wheel-head. The pedestal stands on a stepped base. The monument is surrounded by a square kerbed enclosure with low pyramidal pillars at each corner. Each face of the pedestal is divided into two recessed panels, containing dark stone plaques. First World War names are recorded in each upper panel, with Second World War names in the lower panels. The principal dedicatory inscription is found in the upper panel on the front face, reading BY THE LONG ROAD THEY TROD/ WITH SO MUCH FAITH AND WITH/ SUCH SELF-SACRIFICING BRAVERY/ WE HAVE ARRIVED AT VICTORY/ AND TODAY THEY HAVE THEIR REWARD (NAMES). The details of the soldier who died in 2007 are incised into the kerb, at the front of the memorial......"
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1438098
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 11 months ago
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