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Wetheral Lychgate

Town or City: Carlisle
County: Cumbria
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM3171

Value of grant: £2058.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Adding and/or correcting inscriptions/names
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2009

UKNIWM reference number: 3114

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Wetheral memorial lychgate after conservation and repair works © Wetheral Parish Council, 2010Wetheral war memorial lychgate stands in the closed churchyard of Holy Trinity and St Constantine Church on The Green. It is within a conservation area and part of the curtilage of the Grade II* listed Church.

Open joints to wall and guttering prior to works © Wetheral Parish Council, 2009In 2009 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £2,058 towards a comprehensive programme of conservation and repair works to the memorial. These works included the re-building of the sandstone wall in one corner of the memorial as the joints had opened up; all re-pointing was undertaken in lime mortar. The gutters and downpipes were also replaced as they had rusted. New pieces of oak were used to replace the rotted sections of oak on the eaves and a section of the frame which had dropped was re-fitted. Sandstone roofing slabs were replaced where they were broken or lost. The whole memorial was applied with a colourless wood preservative.Wall, guttering and roof after conservation and repair works © Wetheral Parish Council, 2010

In addition to the above works, a new oak memorial plaque to record the name of Corporal Sarah Bryant who died in Afghanistan in 2008 was added to the memorial.

The memorial was designed by J H Martindale and carved by Thomas Lawson. It was dedicated on 10th July 1921. In the 1920s a history was written by Canon Loftie which includes the statement:

“It will be a lasting reminder of those who fell for their country, for carved in raised letters upon oaken panels there is a complete list of the names of all those commemorated by the memorial”.New plaque for Corporal Sarah Bryant © Wetheral Parish Council, 2010

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3171
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 3114

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

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