Ireby War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1457893
Date first listed:
07-Aug-2018
Statutory Address:
Churchyard of the Church of St James, Ireby, Cumbria, CA7 1EF

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Location

Statutory Address:
Churchyard of the Church of St James, Ireby, Cumbria, CA7 1EF

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Allerdale (District Authority)
Parish:
Ireby and Uldale
National Grid Reference:
NY2380139210

Summary

First World War memorial, 1921, with Second World War additions.

Reasons for Designation

Ireby War Memorial, which is situated in St James’s Churchyard, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest:

* as a simple but well-executed granite cross.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised at Ireby as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War.

Ireby War Memorial was situated within the churchyard, to the outside of the east wall of the church and facing the main road that passes by in front. The memorial was unveiled on the 12 June 1921 by Mr Robert Holder. The memorial commemorates seven local servicemen who fell in the First World War and four men who fell in the Second World War.

Details

First World War memorial, 1921.

MATERIALS: grey granite.

DESCRIPTION: Ireby War Memorial is located in the churchyard of the Church of St James, Ireby, Cumbria. It is prominently situated centrally on the outside of the east wall with the east window of the church, facing the churchyard and the road passing by. It comprises an approximately 2.5m polished Celtic cross with knotwork carving to the head, on a tapering polished shaft and set upon a tapering, four-sided plinth with moulded upper. The shaft and plinth bear the inscriptions in incised lettering.

The inscription is in incised lettering and reads TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WAR/ 1914 – 18/ (NAMES)/ AND IN THE WAR/ 1939 – 45/ (NAMES)// PRO PATRIA.

Sources

Websites
War Memorial Register, accessed 2 April 2018 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/4046
War Memorials Online, accessed 2 April 2018 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/172950/

Legal

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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