Castle Carrock War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1467584
Date first listed:
02-Dec-2019
Statutory Address:
St Peter's Churchyard, Castle Carrock, Cumbria, CA8 9LU

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Location

Statutory Address:
St Peter's Churchyard, Castle Carrock, Cumbria, CA8 9LU

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Carlisle (District Authority)
Parish:
Castle Carrock
National Grid Reference:
NY5434155413

Summary

First World War memorial, 1920.

Reasons for Designation

Castle Carrock War Memorial, 1920, 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.

Architectural interest:

* it is a simple yet poignant memorial in the form of an unadorned Latin cross, executed in local sandstone.

Group value:

* it benefits from group value with the Grade II-listed Church of St Peter, in whose churchyard it is located.



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 Castle Carrock as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by six members of the local community, who lost their lives.

The war memorial was unveiled within the churchyard of the Grade II-listed Church of St Peter, on 10 October 1920 by Major Sandeman, DSO, MC, of the Border Regiment. The memorial commemorates six local servicemen who fell in the First World War.



Details

First World War memorial, 1920.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is situated within the churchyard, where it is prominently situated to the right side of the church entrance. It takes the form of a simple, unadorned sandstone Latin cross, upon a short shaft and a tapering plinth with moulded bottom section. The two-stepped base has chamfered upper edges. The plinth and base bear the inscriptions in incised uppercase lettering:

IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918.// FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH// ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS.

Sources

Websites
Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register, accessed 25-10-2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/4296
Online inventory, accessed 25-10-2019 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/177015/
The Second World War, accessed 25-10-2019 from http://2ndww.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-war-memorials-of-castle-carrock.html

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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