SD3648 : Preesall and Knott End War Memorial

taken 16 days ago, near to Knott End-on-Sea, Lancashire, Great Britain

Preesall and Knott End War Memorial
Preesall and Knott End War Memorial
Preesall and Knott End War Memorial, which stands on Haakons Mound, was unveiled on 3 October 1920 by General Sir A Hunter MP. It commemorated 33 local servicemen who died during the First World War; the names of six men who fell in the Second World War were added later. The memorial is listed at Grade II (Historic England List Entry Number: 1435233 LinkExternal link ).

The memorial comprises a simple yet elegant war memorial Latin cross in the form of a Crusader cross on a plinth which is raised on an artificial grass mound, with a stepped approach which has handrails on both sides and a path which leads to the steps.

A Plaque affixed to the plinth carries the following dedication:
THIS CROSS IS ERECTED
IN HONOUR AND REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF PREESALL
WHO FELL IN THE WARS
1914-1918 AND 1939-1945

See the Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register LinkExternal link for details of those commemorated on the memorial.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 360 482 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.5738N 2:58.5575W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 360 482
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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