United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Rawtenstall - WW1 and WW2

Our Ref: 594

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Address

ST MARYS CHURCH MEMORIAL GARDENS
ST MARYS WAY
RAWTENSTALL
LANCASHIRE
England
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Group
Denomination:Church of England
OS Map Ref:SD 811 227

Inscription

6 O'CLOCK FACE: A TRIBUTE OF HONOUR/ TO THE MEN WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ TO THE MEN WHO CAME BACK/ AND TO THOSE WHO WORKED AT HOME/ TO WIN SAFETY FOR THE EMPIRE/ 1914-1918

12 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY OF/ ALL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SECOND/WORLD WAR/ ALL WHO SERVED ON SEA LAND OR IN THE AIR/ AND ALL WHO WORKED AND SERVED AT HOME/ 1939 - 1945

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
OBELISKGRANITE5250MM4150MM4150MMGood
STEPSGRANITE   Good
RELIEFBRONZE   Good
PLAQUESBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

Six-step base with plinth surmounted by an obelisk. Four figurative high relief panels are mounted at foot of obelisk: one on each face. Inscription plaques mounted on plinth and stone carved relief wreath and swags on alternate sides of plinth.

FOUR GROUPS OF FIGURES:
(1) ABOVE WWI INSCRIPTION - SOLDIER (ON CORNER); FARM LABOURER, WOMAN AND A CHILD, SAILOR AND WREN

(2) ABOVE WREATH - AIRMAN, TWO NURSES, LABOURER, SERVICEWOMAN, SOLDIER (AS ABOVE)

(3) ABOVE WWII INSCRIPTION - MEDICAL ORDERLY, MINER, FISHERMAN, OFFICER, AIRMAN (AS ABOVE)

(4) ABOVE WREATH - SAILOR (AS ABOVE), COAL MINERS, RAILWAYMEN, MEDICAL ORDERLY (AS ABOVE)

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarFirst World War Civilians
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarSecond World War Civilians
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

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

ROSSENDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL LEISURE DEPARTMENT

Maintenance History:

2009:
(Nov) Second World War plaque replaced.
(July) Bronze inscription plaques stolen. Council is preparing replacements.

1982: BRONZE PLAQUE REMOVED BY VANDALS AND REPLACED BY STONEMASON.

Ceremonies

Date:29TH JUNE 1929
RolePerformed By
UnveiledMISS CARRIE WHITEHEAD
Date:29TH JUNE 1929
RolePerformed By
DedicatedREV R A REES

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
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
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:18
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:Yes
Drawings / Plans:Yes
Minutes:No