Hyde War Memorial Obelisk on Werneth Low


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Hyde War Memorial Obelisk on Werneth Low, Werneth Low Country Park, Higham Lane


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Statutory Address:
Hyde War Memorial Obelisk on Werneth Low, Werneth Low Country Park, Higham Lane

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

Tameside (Metropolitan Authority)
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The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/01/2019.

SJ 99 SE 7/37 SJ 96359350

HYDE HIGHAM LANE WERNETH LOW COUNTRY PARK Hyde War Memorial Obelisk on Werneth Low.

(Formerly listed as War Memorial Obelisk on Hackingknife Hill, WERNETH LOW COUNTRY PARK, HYDE, previously listed as War Memorial)

II War Memorial dedicated 25th June 1921. Granite with iron railings. Obelisk. Banded rustication and inscription on base which reads "They willingly left the unachieved purpose of their lives in order that all life should not be wrenched from its purpose". Plaque to rear commemorates the 1939-45 war. Bronze coat of arms. Plain railings with corner wreaths. The memorial is set on a hill overlooking Hyde.

Listing NGR: SJ9643693504

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 January 2017.


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War Memorials Online, accessed 30 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/201079
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/3257


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

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Date: 27 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15555/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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