Bridlington

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Reference WMO198971

Address:

Wellington Road

Bridlington

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Bridlington's Cenotaph, located near Christ Church, carries the names of 306 men of the Land Forces and 24 names of men of the Sea Forces, of the First World War. It also carries the names of 189 men and women from the Second World War. MATERIALS: limestone ashlar, bronze sculptures and memorial plaques. DESCRIPTION : the memorial is in the form of a tall stone cenotaph with an intricately formed cap flanked by carved classical swags, surmounted by a bronze urn with an Eternal Flame, the memorial being set on a raised platform of two steps. SOUTH FACE: the stone inscription: "1914 - 1919 TO OVR MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM 1939-1945" is set above a bronze relief sculpture of a winged Angel of Victory standing over two slumped soldiers. Below there is a large bronze plaque headed "ROLL OF HONOUR LAND FORCES" with the names of 150 service personnel ordered by surname in the format surname, initials, rank and regiment/unit, the text being embossed. Below there is a separate, smaller plaque laid out in the same format and style carrying a further 15 names including both army and naval personnel, this being one of the two plaques added in 1922. NORTH FACE: the stone inscription: "1914 - 1919 TO OVR MEN WHO KEPT THE SEAWAY 1939-1945" is set above a bronze relief sculpture featuring a sailor armed with a revolver standing on a ship's deck over a slumped comrade with a flag and a canon to the rear. Below there is a another plaque of the same design and ordering as that to the north face, but headed "SEA FORCES" followed by 24 names and then "LAND FORCES CONTINUED" followed by a further 126 names. Below there is another separate plaque carrying a further 15 names following on alphabetically from the similar smaller plaque on the south face. EAST and WEST FACES: each face has a tall, narrow bronze plaque headed "ROLL OF HONOUR 1939-1945" embossed with the names of 210 people listed alphabetically just with surname and initials. About a dozen of those named are women indicated by "(Miss)" or "(Mrs)" following the name. c Historic England listing entry
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Grade II (England)

1408525

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