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War Memorial in Rawtenstall Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7056 / 53°42'20"N

Longitude: -2.2846 / 2°17'4"W

OS Eastings: 381306

OS Northings: 423280

OS Grid: SD813232

Mapcode National: GBR DTHL.5C

Mapcode Global: WH97B.W471

Plus Code: 9C5VPP48+64

Entry Name: War Memorial in Rawtenstall Cemetery

Listing Date: 25 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356770

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477002

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Cribden

Built-Up Area: Rawtenstall

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Constable Lee St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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(East, off)
War Memorial in
Rawtenstall Cemetery


Community war memorial. Erected Sept. 1915, at the instigation of Councillor Carrie Whitehead, JP, of Rawtenstall, and made by Joseph Harling of Rawtenstall. Pale grey granite, with incised inscriptions. Square base of 3 steps, carrying a square die. Base and die are inscribed. Plain cross on square base of 2 steps. This is the earliest known community war memorial erected during World War I, and originally commemorated only the dead from two council wards in Rawtenstall.

Listing NGR: SD8130623280

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, 2 February 2017.

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