SD6592 : Sedbergh War Memorial

taken 1 year ago, near to Sedbergh, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Sedbergh War Memorial
Sedbergh War Memorial
Sedbergh’s elegant First World War memorial was designed by Sir John Hubert Worthington. Constructed from sandstone, with limestone tablets attached to the base, it is situated in a paved area within the south eastern corner of St Andrew's Churchyard and can be accessed from the street, via a gated entrance through the churchyard wall. The unveiling ceremony took place on 12 December 1920. The names of the fallen from the Second World War were added to the north and south faces of the stone plinth in the late 1940s.

The memorial takes the form of a simple cross at the top of a slender, 2 metre high, tapered shaft with stop-chamfered corners. The cross is set on a square base which in turn is set upon a larger square plinth. The bottom of the cross shaft's east face is inscribed with the words LAUS DEO (“Praise God”). The inscription on the east face of the base reads:
REMEMBER THE MEN
of SEDBERGH TOWN who
COUNTING NOT their LIVES
DEAR unto THEMSELVES DIED
for FREEDOM and COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.

The other tablets affixed to the base are inscribed with the 40 names of The Fallen of Sedbergh and the north and south faces of the plinth are inscribed with the names of 19 men who fell in the Second World War.

The memorial is Grade II-listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1400659 . LinkExternal link ). The names of the fallen are listed at the IWM War Memorials Register LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 December, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 9 December, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 657 920 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:19.3615N 2:31.6846W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 657 920
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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