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Yealand War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Yealand Conyers, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.1702 / 54°10'12"N

Longitude: -2.7622 / 2°45'43"W

OS Eastings: 350337

OS Northings: 475205

OS Grid: SD503752

Mapcode National: GBR 9N46.SV

Mapcode Global: WH83N.JFWW

Plus Code: 9C6V56CQ+34

Entry Name: Yealand War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1427706

ID on this website: 101427706

Location: Yealand Conyers, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA5

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Civil Parish: Yealand Conyers

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Yealand Conyers St John The Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions.


The war memorial stands on the west side of Footeran Lane, opposite the Primary School, on the boundary of Yealand Conyers and Yealand Redmayne parishes. It is enclosed on the west side by a semi-circular drystone wall. The area is cobbled.

Built of a local stone, the tall memorial comprises a Latin cross with splayed ends, on a tapering shaft. The front face of the cross is slightly recessed. The shaft rises from an irregular stone plinth that stands on a square, two-stepped, base. A small, stone, flower holder stands on the bottom step at the front of the memorial.

Irregularly-shaped stones bearing the inscriptions carved in relief are set into the enclosure wall:

(left) (4 NAMES)

(upper centre) IN MEMORY OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914-1919

(lower centre) 1939 – 1945 (2 NAMES)

(right) (3 NAMES)

The circular, stone, plaque on the front of the plinth is inscribed: IN/ MEMORY OF/ LIVES LOST/ 1914-18 – 1939-45/ AND/ HOPE/ FOR ETERNAL/ PEACE. This dedication is encircled with the parish names carved in low relief.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 2 February 2017.


The war memorial was dedicated in August 1920 and unveiled by Brigadier General North CB. Designed by JE Curwen of Kendal, it was placed approximately halfway between the two villages in remembrance of six men and one woman of the parishes of Yealand Conyers and Yealand Redmayne. These seven died during, or shortly after the end of, the First World War. Minnie Lund (d1919) was a Forewoman in Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Two names for the Second World War were added at a later date. A plaque was added in 2000. A photograph taken at the unveiling ceremony suggests that the memorial originally stood on a square, dressed stone plinth.

Reasons for Listing

Yealand War Memorial, which stands on the side of Footeran Lane at the boundary of the parishes of Yealand Conyers and Yealand Redmayne, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on these local communities, and the sacrifice they made in the conflicts of the C20.

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