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Denton War Memorial was paid for by the parishioners, is grade 2 listed and was unveiled on 1 August 1920 by the Marquis of Northampton. The dedications and commemorated names of those lost in the First World War are carved into the plinth and further details were added later to commemorate those lost in the Second World War.
The war memorial is carved from grey Forest of Dean stone, stands 3.5m high and is set on a tapering square plinth which sits upon a two step base. More »
Unfortunately, after 100+ years, the memorial is showing signs of wear & tear and cracks have appeared in the main column. The Parish Council agreed upon, and agreed to pay for, a renovation project whereby the column will be replaced by stone cut from the Forest of Dean quarry. When the new column has been carved the existing cross and plinth will be re-attached and, finally, the memorial will be cleaned using specialist equipment. All of this work is to be carried out by Northampton Stonemasons Ltd.
Timescale?? The Forest of Dean quarry has promised the stone for the new column by 1 June at the latest and regular updates will be published from thereon.
Councillor Phil Manley » Less
Posted: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:25 by Kevin Hewitson