United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Market Bosworth

Our Ref: 37824

Address

MARKET PLACE
MARKET BOSWORTH
LEICESTERSHIRE
England
CV13
 
Type:Cross
OS Map Ref:SK 400 030

Inscription

(SW PLAQUE) ERECTED/ IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN WHO/ SERVED THEIR/ KING AND/ COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918

(SE PLAQUE) UNVEILED/ BY/ SIR THOMAS/ COPE BT. DL. JP/ OF/ OSBASTON/ HALL/ JULY 8TH 1920

(NE PLAQUE) 1914 - 1918/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ MARKET BOSWORTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR

(N PLAQUE) (WW1 NAMES)

(NW PLAQUE) (WW2 NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
CROSSSTONE - PORTLAND5330MM350MM Good
TABLETSLATE   Good

Physical Description

CROSS WITH STAR SHAPED PROJECTIONS AT THE CORNERS, ON A TALL SHAFT RISING FROM AN OCTAGONAL PEDESTAL BEARING SEVEN INSCRIPTION PLAQUES. MOUNTED ON FIVE OCTAGONAL STEPS AND CIRCULAR PLATFORM. FREE VARIANT OF MARKET BOSWORTH'S MEDIEVAL MARKET CROSS.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:19
Served & Returned0
Died19
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:11
Served & Returned0
Died11
Is this an exact count?Not known
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:

GRADE II LISTED REFURBISHED 2000

Ceremonies

Date:08th July 1920
RolePerformed By
UnveiledSIR THOMAS COPE

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

NameOccupation
MESSRS WELLS AND COBuilder
MESSRS COWDELL AND BRYANArchitect

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:9
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No