National Recording Project


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

Bellingham South African War Memorial


Type Statue

     Drinking fountain with statue. A square pedestal with drinking troughs on each side supports a canopy on polished granite columns. Beneath the canopy is a stone statue of a soldier in pith helmet holding a Lee Enfield rifle. White marble panels on the front and left faces carry inscriptions.
     Formerly at the cross-roads in the middle of the village, the memorial was moved to its present location in the 1950s. It used to have a lamp on top. Those whom it commemorates are thought to have all returned home safely after serving in the war.(1)


Incised in black lettering on panel on front face of pedestal: ERECTED / IN HONOUR OF THE FOLLOWING LOCAL MEMBERS OF / YEOMANRY AND VOLUNTEERS WHO FOUGHT IN THE / BOER WAR 1900-1-2 [names under] Also inscribed with names on a small plaque attached to left face of pedestal.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Milburn, J. Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Pedestal Grey stone 190cm high x 120cm square
Cupola Grey stone and marble 150cm high
Statue Stone and iron 90cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Road Manchester Square
Precise location Rose and Crown Public House, outside
A-Z ref None
OS ref NY839833
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1903
Unveiling details Erected c.1903; re-erected 1950s
Commissioned by Public subscription
Duty of care Bellingham Parish Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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