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War Memorial Obelisk, Evenwood Cemetery (Evenwood)

Oblique right side view of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Oblique right side view of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Inscription on front of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Inscription on front of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Oblique front left view of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Oblique front left view of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Close up view of bottom front left side of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Close up view of bottom front left side of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Inscription on left side of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Inscription on left side of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Inscriptions on left and back of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Inscriptions on left and back of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Oblique back left view of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Oblique back left view of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Oblique view of back and right of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Oblique view of back and right of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Second oblique view of back and right of Evenwood War Memorial 1601
Second oblique view of back and right of Evenwood War Memorial 1601

Third oblique view of back and right of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Third oblique view of back and right of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Inscription on back and right of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017
Inscription on back and right of Evenwood War Memorial January 2017

Sandstone obelisk bearing wreath carved in half relief on a square pedestal resting on three steps. Located on the left hand side of the main gates to the cemetery from Oaks Bank. Dedication to the men of Evenwood, Ramshaw and Lands who made the supreme sacrifice during the First World War is carried on the front face of the pedestal whilst the names of the WW1 dead are listen on panels on the sides. WW2 dates and names incised on the rear panel. The whole is set within a square border of gravel bounded by a low kerb. Unveiled 1921 (1-2).

There is evidence to show that a second war memorial was erected in the town in 2011. The memorial does not show on maps yet and newspaper articles do not state exactly where the new memorial is located. It was erected in the face of strong opposition from the local community who thought the money could be better spent elsewhere (3).

Reference number:D49252
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1436943

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Source of Reference
Local History of Evenwood


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