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Kerridge War Memorial

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: Kerridge War Memorial

List entry Number: 1432638

Location

Memorial Garden, Oak Lane, Kerridge, Cheshire

The listed building is shown coloured blue on the attached map. Pursuant to s.1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’), structures attached to or within the curtilage of the listed building (save those coloured blue on the map) are not to be treated as part of the listed building for the purposes of the Act.

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bollington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-2016

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

A First World War memorial of 1919 with additional names of the Second World War, by local mason JJ Broster.

Reasons for Designation

Kerridge War Memorial, of 1919, which stands in a memorial garden on Oak Lane, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design quality: of the formal cross with relief carvings.

History

In 1919 a local committee was formed to consider the erection of a permanent memorial to the Kerridge men who died in the First World War. The memorial cost £242, raised through voluntary subscriptions from local people. The site on the Endon Hall estate was given by Col W Brocklehurst. The memorial is located at the crossing of Oak Lane and a tramway which connected the Kerridge stone quarries to the canal wharf. The mason completed the work at the canal wharf during the summer of 1919 and the monument was dedicated in September 1919. Names were also added of the Fallen from the Second World War. It is shown on its current site in a photograph of 1919. Two later stone steps have replaced the small grass mound on which the memorial originally stood.

Details

A First World War memorial of 1919 with additional names of the Second World War, by local mason JJ Broster.

MATERIALS: built of local yellow Kerridge sandstone, a durable material.

PLAN: the memorial stands on two lighter coloured square stone steps*, and above this comprises an original square stone step, with a stepped tapering plinth and tapering square cross patonce.

DESCRIPTION: standing within its own dedicated memorial garden*, enclosed by a contemporaneous wall of regularly-coursed rough-hewn stone. Modern steel gates* enclose a small flagged forecourt with two stone steps up to the garden. Due to the durability of the stone the carving of the memorial is still very crisp. The tapering plinth has a chamfered step and chamfered corners, and a raised panel to each face, with hollow-angled corners. The front panel is inscribed:

TO THE HONOUR AND/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE BRAVE KERRIDGE/ MEN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919.

Below this are listed eight names of fallen officers and non-commissioned officers, in descending order of rank and alphabetically. The names of twenty-one Privates are listed on the left and right returns, by regiment and alphabetically. Below the front panel is a relief carving of the dove of peace surrounded by a laurel wreath. Above the panels is a carved nail-head frieze. Above this on the front is the word VICTORY. The cross shaft has chamfered corners and relief carvings of a crossed rifle and sword, with a crown in the centre of the cross head. The names of the nine Fallen from the Second World War are listed below those of the First World War on the left and right returns, headed by the inscription on each return:

ALSO THE MEN WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN 1939-1945.

The sculptor’s name and the date 1919 are included on the left return.

*Pursuant to s.1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’) it is declared that the aforementioned items are not of special architectural or historic interest.



This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 26 January 2017.

Selected Sources

Websites
local history website, accessed 07/01/16 from http://stoswaldbollington.org.uk/pages/WW1_memorials.html
PMSA record, accessed 11/08/15 from http://www.pmsa.org.uk/pmsa-database/5103/
War Memorials Online, accessed 26 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/242913
War Memorials Register, accessed 12/08/15 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/1995
Other
Cheshire HER entry 5569

National Grid Reference: SJ9342076651

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