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Town or City: Barrow-upon-Humber
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM25

Value of grant: £150.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2001

UKNIWM reference number: 53524

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Men of Barrow and Barrow Haven war memorial © WMT, 2001The war memorial in the village of Barrow-upon-Humber, in the very north of Lincolnshire, is a grey granite Celtic cross decorated around the wheel and to half way down the shaft with a down-pointing sword carved in relief on the front face. The memorial stands on a tapering square plinth and a two-stepped base and is surrounded by a low post and chain fence. There is raised lead lettering on all four sides of the base. It is situated in the churchyard of the Holy Trinity church.

In 2001/2 English Heritage offered a grant of £150 towards work to clean the memorial and re-enamel the lettering.

The dedication on the front face of the plinth reads:

"In proud grateful and
reverent memory of the men
of Barrow and Barrow Haven
who in the Great War passed
through the valley of the
shadow of death and reached
the life beyond
1914 – 1918"

On two faces of the plinth lists of names commemorating the World War I fallen. On the fourth side are the names of more World War I casualties and also the dedication:

"Also in memory of those men and women
who in world war 1939 – 1945 made the
supreme sacrifice

We will remember them"

Their names are listed under the dedication. Two of the names, those of Alice and Pearl Tong, commemorate civilians who were killed when the village was bombed during World War II.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM25
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 53524

Heritage Gateway listing record: 487927

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

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