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Tattershall Thorpe

Town or City: Tattershall Thorpe
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM3230

Value of grant: £1007.00
Type of memorial:
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2009

UKNIWM reference number: 000000

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Tattershall Thorpe gateway © Tattershall with Thorpe Parish Council, 2009This war memorial is in the form of a brick pointed arch gateway with stone coping. On each side is a plaque inscribed with names which are painted black. In the centre of the arch are a pair of wooden gates.

The gateway is located outside the Methodist Chapel in Thorpe Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire.

The main issues with the memorial were that some of the brickwork and coping was damaged and it generally needed re-pointing. The lettering on the plaques had also become faded. War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £1,007 towards replacing some bricks and the coping. The joints were re-pointed with lime mortar mix and the lettering painted with enamel.

It is not known exactly when the gateway was erected but it was before 1932, as the records show this was when some work was undertaken to the lettering.

The inscription reads:

To the glory of God and in Tattershall Thorpe gateway © Tattershall with Thorpe Parish Council, 2010
sacred remembrance of the
men of Tattershall Thorpe
who fell in the two
World Wars

Albert Sellars
Albert Toyne
Henry Bosworth
1914-1918

James W. Johnson
Percy C. Barnsdale
Leslie Avison
1939-1945

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3230
UK National Inventory of War Memorials:

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

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