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Reference WMO118899

Address:

Station Road / Lucas Lane

Ashwell

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Ashwell’s war memorial committee was set up in 1919 under the chairmanship of Wolverley Attwood Fordham, a local brewer, with his wife Phyllis as secretary. It invited proposals from Sir Reginald Blomfield (who submitted a design for a cross), Sir Edwin Lutyens (a cross, obelisk or Stone of Remembrance) and Tappers, a local builder (a cenotaph). The Lutyens cross was preferred and was endorsed following a public meeting in January 1920. The cross was built by Messrs Holland, Hannen and Cubitt Ltd, the contractors for the Cenotaph in Whitehall. It was unveiled by Lord Hampden, the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, on 4 December 1921. The cost was £557 with Lutyens being paid a fee of £42 19s 10d. Sir Edwin Lutyens OM RA (1869-1944) was the leading English architect of his generation. Before the First World War his reputation rested on his country houses and his work at New Delhi, but during and after the war he became the pre-eminent architect for war memorials in England, France and the British Empire. While the Cenotaph in Whitehall (London) had the most influence on other war memorials, the Thiepval Arch was the most influential on other forms of architecture. He designed the Stone of Remembrance which was placed in all Imperial War Graves Commission cemeteries and in some cemeteries in England, including some with which he was not otherwise associated. Details Ashwell’s war memorial stands east of the main village, on the meeting point of Lucas Lane and Station Road. It comprises a standard Lutyens War Cross in Portland stone which unusually is here set on a square podium which itself stands on two circular steps rather than the usual three. c Historic England Listing entry
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In honour of the men ofAshwell who fought in the Great War and in loving memory of those who fell our glorious dead their name liveth for evermore

1914-19 Arthur Day Albert A. Kirchin Henry I. Dellar Bruce Law Julius Everden Thomas Lee William D. Eversden George Longland Percy Farr Harry Loveday Arthur G. Gentle Herbert G. P. Maddams John W. Goodwin Albert E. Mole Frank Harradine John C. Noyes Albert C. Hyder Walter Picking Tom Hyder Frank Potton Frederick Anns Albert Amtman Montague S. Austin George Bryant Harvey Bryant M.C. Percy A.W. Bullimore Edward Camp Stanley Camp Herbert Covington Lewis Daniels H. G. Waldock Died Aug 23rd 1923 James Revels Percy Revels Bertie Sheldrick John Sheldrick Harry Smith Herbert Smith Oben Strickland Harry W. G. Waldock Percy C. Wilkins John C. Winter Arthur Worboys 1939-45 William Bean Richard A Raikes Stanley A. Marshall Anthony Hill D.S.O. D.F.C. George A. Page James Law William Pettingell Kenneth Marsden Douglas Waldock

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Grade II (England)

1175188

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