Burton Salmon

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Reference WMO/231096

Address:

Hillam Lane

Junction with Ledgate Lane (SW corner)

Burton Salmon

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Shrine
Materials:
  • Other Concrete
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Village roll of honour and war memorial, 1925, possibly designed by Robert “Mouseman” Thompson of Kilburn. MATERIALS: English oak frame set on a concrete base, with a slate roof. DESIGN: timber-framed shrine that is modelled on a gabled lichgate, but with the rear portal infilled with the memorial plaques, the three remaining sides being enclosed by low balustrades. The tie-beam of the front gable is inscribed with raised lettering “THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”. The tie beam above the memorial plaques is similarly inscribed “THOSE WHO SERVED”. Below the tie beam there are three original inscribed panels forming infilling to the timber framing. The flanking panels list 35 names in alphabetical order by surname, then initials. The central panel is inscribed: “1914 + 1919 / TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF / THIS PARISH WHO / FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR” followed by four further names. Below there is an oak plaque that is affixed to the balustrading inscribed with “TO THOSE WHO SERVED 1939-1945 AND IN MEMORY OF A H WALLGATE WHO GAVE HIS LIFE” followed by the names of 24 men followed by the text “WOMEN’S SERVICES” followed by three further names, all in the form of initials, surname, ordered alphabetically.
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Grade II (England)

1430153

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