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Habergham Eaves War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7837 / 53°47'1"N

Longitude: -2.2544 / 2°15'15"W

OS Eastings: 383335

OS Northings: 431957

OS Grid: SD833319

Mapcode National: GBR DSPP.QD

Mapcode Global: WHB83.B5Q6

Plus Code: 9C5VQPMW+F6

Entry Name: Habergham Eaves War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 November 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430777

Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Electoral Ward/Division: Trinity

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley (Habergham Eaves) St Matthew the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Summary


First World War memorial, 1922.

Description


The memorial stands next to St Matthew’s Church, St Matthew Street. Built of Portland stone, it comprises a plain bronze Latin cross on a stone orb set on a triangular-sectioned stone shaft. That rises from a triangular plinth standing on a circular base. On the front face of the shaft is a carved wreath encircling the inscription 1914/ 1919 in low relief.

An inscription on the front face of the plinth reads + IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH AND CONGREGATION/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR (NAMES)/ R.I.P.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 25 July 2017.

History

Habergham Eaves War Memorial was designed by J Harold Gibbons FRIBA, who also oversaw its construction. It was unveiled in May 1922 by Mr RS Bardsley and dedicated by Reverend H Pritt, Reverend John Barney and Mr J Longbottom. Funded by public subscription, it commemorates 48 men from the parish who died during the First World War including Alfred Victor Smith VC.

Following an episode of vandalism, the original bronze cross at the top of the memorial was repaired and taken into the church. Conservation and repair work was carried out in 2013, funded by War Memorials Trust. This included repointing, pinning fractures in the stone shaft and adding a new metal cross. Cobblestones attached to the base of the plinth, which were not original, were removed. The memorial was rededicated on 9 November 2013 by the Bishop of Blackburn.

J Harold Gibbons (1878-1958), son of the architect John Gibbons, was based in Manchester and then London. He was responsible for a number of listed churches, including the Grade II*-listed Church of St Peter and St Paul, Bromley, and for the restoration of the Grade I-listed Church of St Cuthbert and St Matthias, Earls Court.

Reasons for Listing

Habergham Eaves War Memorial, situated at the church of St Matthew, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War.

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