United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Keswick

Our Ref: 2206

<< Back to search results

Address

County Square
Keswick
CUMBRIA
England
CA12 4NA
 
Type:Cenotaph
Other Location Details:

Near town centre

OS Map Ref:SD 268 235

Inscription

6 OCLOCK FACE: TO KEEP FRESH THE MEMORY/ OF OUR BRAVE MEN WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ (NAMES)

3 AND 9 OCLOCK FACE: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

Plaque, Ref 3396: COCKERMOUTH, KESWICK & PENRITH RAILWAY COMPANY/ IN PROUD & HONOURED MEMORY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THIS COMPANY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914 - 1918

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletsSLATE   Good
CenotaphGRANITE5000mm2440mm1400mmGood

Physical Description

Step surmounted by broad pedestal and cenotaph with pedimented top. Large honister slate tablet commemorating WW1 dead placed on the front face of the pedestal and two smaller tablets commemorating WW2 dead placed on the left and right hand sides.

Relief of Victory in classical costume with sword on the front face of the cenotaph.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:109
Served & Returned0
Died109
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:50
Served & Returned0
Died50
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:8th May 1920
RolePerformed By
Unveiled Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Date:21st May 1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiled Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

There are two potential unveiling dates from separate sources. Unveiled by Lord Rochdale and Mr Walter S Winburn.

Comments: 
Photographs:11
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:Yes
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:1
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection