Great Sankey and Penketh

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Reference WMO172361

Address:

St Mary's Cemetery

St Mary's Road

Penketh

Warrington

WA5 2DT

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Other Concrete
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Other
About the memorial: Dedicated in 1922, moved to its present site in 1982. New plaques added and some restoration in 2014. Historic England listing entry - First and Second World War memorial, early 1920s, smooth and textured concrete. WWII plaque added later. Octagonal column on trapezoidal base and octagonal plinth surmounted by Celtic cross. Semi-circular enclosure. Octagonal plinth with trapezoidal column base above with shallow alcoves to each elevation. North elevation contains bronze plaque inscribed 'This monument is erected to the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of the men of this parish who in the Great War sacrificed their own lives that we might live in freedom' with names of 40 men beneath. Second plaque at foot of base inscribed 'Also of these who gave their lives in the Second World War' with names of 33 men beneath inscription. Octagonal textured concrete column with Tuscan capital surmounted by Celtic cross. Low wall forms semi-circular enclosure around memorial with two gate piers to north elevation.
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This monument is erected / to the Glory of God / and in grateful remembrance of the / men of this parish / who in the / Great War / sacrificed their own lives / that we might live in freedom. / (WW1 names) / Also of these / who gave their lives / in the / Second World War / (WW2 names) / Also of these / who gave their lives / in / later conflicts / (post-WW2 names)

Grade II (England)

1392458

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