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War Memorial Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Pelton Fell (Pelton Fell)

Heworth sandstone cenotaph of Renaissance design within the Memorial Park. The upper portion of the memorial is a tapering column of stone with a wreath carved in half relief on the front and rear faces. This rests on a rectangular, sarcophagus shaped, pedestal on three shallow steps. The front face of the memorial carries two plaques: a marble (originally copper) plaque on the upper section with a dedication to those of Pelton Fell and District who laid down their lives in WW2, names in two columns; a bronze one on the lower pedestal dedicated to the First World War with names in four columns for surnames in the first half of the alphabet. On the rear face there is another WW1 marble (originally copper) plaque on the lower pedestal with the surnames from the second half of the alphabet. The memorial was unveiled in 1922 with additions for WW2 after 1945. In 2007 the memorial was rededicated after restoration and the replacement, in marble, of the front WW2 and rear WW1 copper plaques which had been stolen. (1-2)

Reference number:D49489
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: 1438974

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