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War Memorial Obelisk on Hackingknife Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Hyde Werneth, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4383 / 53°26'17"N

Longitude: -2.0551 / 2°3'18"W

OS Eastings: 396436

OS Northings: 393504

OS Grid: SJ964935

Mapcode National: GBR GX2P.W5

Mapcode Global: WHB9R.DVM0

Entry Name: War Memorial Obelisk on Hackingknife Hill

Listing Date: 6 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068049

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212495

Location: Tameside, SK14

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Hyde Werneth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hyde (Tameside)

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Gee Cross Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12 July 2017.

SJ 99 SE
SJ 96359350


War Memorial Obelisk on Hackingknife Hill


War Memorial. c.1920. Granite with iron railings.
Obelisk. Banded rustication and inscription on base which
reads "They willingly left the unachieved purpose of their
lives in order that all life should not be wrenched from its
purpose". Plaque to rear commemorates the 1939-45 war.
Bronze coat of arms. Plain railings with corner wreaths.
The memorial is set on a hill overlooking Hyde.

Listing NGR: SJ9643693504

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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