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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Halewood War Memorial

Summary

Type War Memorial , War Memorial

     A war memorial in red polished granite in the style of a Greek column with carved details on the shaft and key pattern on the capital. Three faces of the shaft have an image of a cross, inlaid in lead and painted black. The memorial is sited in the churchyard of St.Nicholas' Parish Church on the left hand side of the approach to the main entrance. It rests on a new concrete base in a small grassed area.
     In February 1921, after several unsuccessful suggestions of projects to commemorate those who died in World War I from Halewwod, the Parochial Church Council decided that a simple stone memorial bearing nineteen names should be erected outside the church. The memorial was funded by spontaneous donations from parishioners and additional funds made it possible to buy a framed memorial that hangs in the church. In 1999 the memorial was fully restored. Missing letters were replaced and all inscriptions were repainted. The granite was cleaned with acid and a new concrete base was inserted under the memorial and the area re-turfed. All three of the Rector's sons were killed in World War I, these being the three Plummers. Ann and Frederick Miller did not die fighting in World War II, but were local doctors who were killed during a bombing raid near the church whilst trying to shelter.
     Those who died in World Wars I and II

Inscriptions

All inscriptions in Roman serif typeface in lead relief, painted black. On the front of the shaft: 1914[IMAGE OF CROSS]1918/IN/HONOURED/MEMORY OF/T.LEONARD CROMWELL/JAMES CROSBY/ARTHUR S. ELLIOTT/JOHN GOULDING/FREDERICK W.D. GRUNDY/THOMAS HARRISON/F.NORMAN HOWE/JOHN M.HULL/STANLEY JONES/JOHN LEATHER/DAVID F.MCKENZIE/DAVID PICKAVANCE/FREDERICK R.PLUMMER/A.HENRY PLUMMER/C.BENJAMIN PLUMMER/JAMES W.PRENTICE/HARRY RAWLINSON/ALFRED WORRALL/HERBERT J.YATES/MEN OF THIS PARISH/WHO DIED/FOR THEIR COUNTRY/IN THE GREAT WAR Front of second plinth: 1939[IMAGE OF CROSS]1945 Top of first plinth: WILLIAM N.MACKINTOSH Front of first plinth, the names forming three columns: GEORGE ASHPLANT JOHN GARDINER CATHERINE LOWE/STANLEY BAKER JAMES GIBBS NOEL MCLOUGHTON/ERIC BALDWIN ARTHUR HARDING ANN MILLER/FRANK BROCKLEHURST LEONARD HOUGHTON FREDERICK MILLER/ALAN CROMWELL WILLIAM HOUGHTON RONALD MORRISON/REGINALD CROMWELL/E.MCPHERSON HOWARD THOMAS PRESCOT/JOSEPH DALTON BERNARD M JOHNSON WILLIAM PRTHEROE/ALAN DUNCAN ARTHUR JONES LESLIE PUGH/THOMAS EDWARDS JOSEPH KELLY JAMES WALLIS/

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Messrs.Thomas Stubbs and Sons, None Stonemason

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Base Concrete 15cm high x 130cm wide x 92cm deep
First plinth Red polished granite 32cm high x 106cm wide x 70cm deep
Second plinth Red polished granite 23cm high x 91cm wide x 55cm deep
Shaft Red polished granite 156cm high x 33cm square at the base x 27cm square at the top
Two decorative supports Red polished granite 13cm high x 18cm wide x 10cm deep
Inlaid crosses Lead 68cm high x 20cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MSKS0012 LL
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Church Road
Precise location In the churchyard of St.Nicholas Church
A-Z ref ID 115
OS ref SJ450862
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1921
Unveiling details 27 July 1921
Commissioned by The Parochial Church Council, Halewood Parish Church
Duty of care Halewood Parish Church
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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