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Harbledown and Rough

Town or City: Harbledown
County: Kent
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM6165

Value of grant: £370.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: WMT Grant Scheme
Year: 2016

UKNIWM reference number: 16391

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This war memorial comprises a grey granite wheel cross surmounting a rock-faced grey granite plinth and base with inscription panel to front and right face of plinth.

In 2016 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £370 towards works to hand clean the memorial using natural bristle brushes and low pressure water washing and to repaint the lettering using appropriate oil based paint to match original. The original Grant Application proposed the reinstatement of lettering which appeared to be missing however archival research demonstrated that this had in fact been a correction contemporary with the inscription following an error in the original execution demonstrating the need for caution when the correction of names is proposed.

The memorial stands on land that was by St Michael and all Angels’ Church to Harbledown and Common Parish council for the purpose of erecting this memorial c.1919. the memorial is surrounded by a concrete platform and fronted by a small terraced garden. A wrought-iron and timber gate giving access to the BRICK steps leading to the memorial carries a sign which reads “GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN”

The World War I inscription to the front of the memorial reads:
“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN UNFADING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF HARBLEDOWN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 BADDELEY C CLEMENTS CH COOK E CORK F FISHER T GREEN S HASTE W HOLNESS EL HOME WG HPPKER BT IDDENDEN EA JULL J LEGGE AE LOTT W MORRIS CM NORRIS F PEPPER AHC PRICE EA RICHARDS W SADDLETON S SHEPHERD F STREETING W SWALES RA TAYLOR H WELLS WJ WOODCOCK E WOODCOCK HN
On the base of the plinth the inscription reads:
“THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW PARISHONERS”
The World War II inscription to the side elevation of the memorial reads:
“1939 – 1945 BROCKMAN ES BROCKMAN FL BROCKMAN LH EDWARDS GC GRAY PC HEWITT T KNOTT WH MUNTON GC SIMS G STEVENS TJA WOOD KN”

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM6165
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 16391

War Memorials Online: 142566

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

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