Castlethorpe : WW1, WW2 Obelisk.


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Reference WMO226388

Address:

North Street,

(edge of Churchyard wall).

Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes, Bucks

MK19 7EW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Single-stepped square base surmounted by a square plinth with curved, fluted and buttressed corner stones. Rising from the plinth is a square sectioned tapering column with a shallow decorative-edged square platform shelf at top. Mounted on the platform is a short obelisk with a laurel wreath in relief. Incised inscriptions on inset panels of plinth and column. The whole memorial is on an elevated stone platform adjacent to the Churchyard wall. Roll of Honour names on right, left and rear panels of column.
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Column, front face : TO / THE HONOURED / MEMORY OF / OUR / BRAVE FALLEN / (9 NAMES) / 1939-1945 / (1 NAME) // Plinth front face : ERECTED / IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF / THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE / WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 // Column, right face : ROLL / OF HONOUR / (21 NAMES) // Column, left face : ROLL / OF HONOUR / (22 NAMES) // Column, rear face : ROLL / OF HONOUR / (22 NAMES) //

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