United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

ACCRINGTON

Our Ref: 601

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Address

OAK HILL PARK
OAK HILL PARK
ACCRINGTON
LANCASHIRE
England
 
Type:Obelisk
OS Map Ref:SD 750 280

Inscription

FRONT: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF ACCRINGTON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / THIS LAND INVIOLATE / THEIRS THE GLORY

REAR: NORTHERN / IRELAND / (NAME) / FALKLANDS / CAMPAIGN 1982 / (NAMES)

WALL: LET US REMEMBER THOSE WHO IN THEIR LIVES FOUGHT AND DIED FOR US IN MEMORIAM 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
TABLETSLATE   Good
MEMORIALSTONE - ASHLAR   Good

Physical Description

TALL OBELISK MOUNTED ON MASSIVE PEDESTAL. BEHIND IT IS A WALL FOR THE FALLEN OF WW2

CARVED FEMALE GRIEF HOLDING WREATH AND PALM ON MAIN FACE OF OBELISK. IONIC PILLASTERS ON EITHER SIDE. LISTED GRADE II.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:865
Served & Returned0
Died865
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?No
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died173
Is this an exact count?Not known
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
WarFalklands Conflict (1982)
Total names on memorial:2
Served & Returned0
Died2
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?No
WarNorthern Ireland
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Not known
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?

HYNDBURN BOROUGH COUNCIL

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:01 July 1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiled UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:£6885
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
PROFESSOR C H REILLYArchitect
HERBERT TYSON SMITHSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

PRESS REPORT DESCRIBES FIGURE AS 'MATERNITY MOURNING FOR HER CHILDREN'

Comments: 
Photographs:14
Other Documents:PHOTOGRAPHS BY JO DARKE
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALSBOORMAN, DEREK1988140/41 
Accrington Observer   Roll of Honour, printed 1919.
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection