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Town or City: Foulridge
County: Lancashire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM3526

Value of grant: £4970.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2014

UKNIWM reference number: 548

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Foulridge memorial croass after works © Foulridge PC, 2014The Foulridge war memorial is in the form of a stone memorial wheel cross. It is located in the centre of the village and is on an elevated paved site surrounded by a chain link fence. The memorial commemorates the fallen of World War I and II and the inscriptions are in the form of lead lettering and incised painted lettering.

In 2014 an application to the Grants for War Memorials scheme was received in 2014. The project included the cleaning and repointing of the war memorial. As well as this it was felt that works to repatinate the lead lettering and to improve the legibility of the incised lettering would be required. A grant of £5,228 was offered towards a total project cost of £6,970. Foulridge memorial cross before works © Foulridge PC, 2014Following the cleaning of the memorial using the Doff steam clean system the condition of the lettering was felt to be sufficient and further works not required. As such the overall project cost reduced to £6,626. This meant that the final grant awarded was £4,970.

Despite local research it was not possible to establish the designer of the memorial. However, it was shown that it was erected through public subscription and was unveiled on the 25th September 1926.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3526
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 548

War Memorials Online: 185220

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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