Knowe United Reformed Church War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1470927
Date first listed:
09-Nov-2020
Statutory Address:
Churchyard of Knowe United Reformed Church, Roadhead, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 6PG

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Location

Statutory Address:
Churchyard of Knowe United Reformed Church, Roadhead, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 6PG

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Carlisle (District Authority)
Parish:
Bewcastle
National Grid Reference:
NY5332577964

Summary

A war memorial of 1919, constructed of granite.

Reasons for Designation

Knowe United Reformed Church War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* it is an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War.

Architectural interest:

* it is a well-detailed war memorial in the form of a granite obelisk.

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. One such memorial was raised at Knowe Presbyterian Church (latterly the United Reformed Church) by Messrs Beattie & Co and was unveiled on 28 December 1919 with Mrs Thomas Armstrong in attendance.

Details

A war memorial of 1919 by Messrs Beattie & Co.

MATERIALS: constructed of granite.

DESCRIPTION: comprising an obelisk on a square plinth and base with a sheathed sword and belt carved in relief to the front face of the shaft and inscribed: IN/ HONOUR/ OF/ THE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-18/ (Names).

Sources

Websites
Royal British Legion - Memorial 26 Bewcastle Presbyterian/URC Church , accessed 04/06/2020 from http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/carlisle/ww1-heroes-walk-of-honour/memorial-26-bewcastle-presbyterianurc-church
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: Knowe Presbyterian Church, accessed 04/06/2020 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/4262
War Memorials Online - Bewcastle United Reformed Church War Memorial, accessed 04/06/2020 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/216216/

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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