British Xylonite Factory

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Reference WMO251266

Address:

Brantham Industrial Estate

Factory Lane

Brantham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Stepped, cross base plinth surmounted by square based pedestal and tapered shaft. The factory, in the years covered by the memorial, was British Xylonite, who had another factory at Hale End, Walthamstow, London Borough of Hackney. The names on the east face of the memorial are men from the Brantham factory those on the west face are those from Hale End who lost their lives in one of the two world wars. c Historic England listing entry The factory closed in 2007. The plaques were removed from the obelisk into the temporary care of the local council and subsequently returned to Hale End Library - see memorial reference 196953. The state and fate of the obelisk is unknown.
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The inscription on the west side reads 'IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE GALLANT/ MEN WHO LEFT THIS PLACE/ TO FIGHT IN THE CAUSE/ OF LIBERTYAND JUSTICE/ AND WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (NAMES) / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE'. Beneath this inscription a second bronze plaque is inscribed 'AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES/ WHO DIED FOR THE SAME CAUSE/ DURING THE YEARS 1939-1945/ (NAMES)'.

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Grade II (England)

1396568

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