War Memorial C15 Yards To East Of The Congregational Church

Date:
8 Nov 2002
Location:
War Memorial C15 Yards To East Of The Congregational Church, Swanlow Lane, Winsford, Vale Royal, Cheshire, CW7 1JD
Reference:
IOE01/07783/09
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WINSFORD FORMER U.D. SWANLOW LANE SJ 66 NW 4/110 War Memorial c 15 yards to East of The Congregational Church.

- GV II War Memorial. Dated 1920. Yellow sandstone ashlar with grey granite plaques. Square base of two steps supporting moulded plinth to square body with cyma moulded cornice. This supports a square block on which is set a circular cast iron lamp stand decorated with foliage in relief. Twisted ladder supports to sides and hexagonal lantern above.

Eastern front has inscribed upon the second step GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919 and on the base GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Above this is a small granite plaque inscribed 1939-1945 with the names of two men. Above on the main body of the monument is a larger rectangular granite plaque inscribed IN LOVING MEMORY with lists of those who died, those missing and those who died in camp. Above this in the frieze is inscribed THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES.

The North side has engraved in the cornice FOR GOD AND FREEDOM and below IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICE OF and a list of names with below at the base of the plinth FOR HE SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS/CHARGE OVER THEE TO KEEP/THEE IN ALL THY WAYS. West front: in the frieze THEY GAVE THEIR SERVICE, with a list of names below on a granite plaque and on the base O GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD/FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER. On the south side in the cornice, THEY RISKED THEIR LIVES and on the base GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH/A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE

Listing NGR: SJ6403465862

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1702 IOE Records taken by John Riley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr John Riley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Riley2, John

Rights Holder: Riley2, John

Keywords

Ashlar, Granite, Sandstone, 20th Century War Memorial, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Plaque