St Michael's Church Lychgate - Marbury, Cheshire East, UK.
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N 53° 00.393 W 002° 39.377
30U E 523063 N 5873054
Quick Description: St Michael's Church lychgate was erected in 1919 as a World War I memorial.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/29/2019 10:14:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM11WJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The World War I Memorial lychgate is located at the entrance to St Michael's Church on Church Lane in Marbury.
St Michael's Church, also known as St Michael and All Angels, stands on a small rise overlooking Big Mere in the village of Marbury, Cheshire East. The church is a Grade II* listed building. (visit link)

The lychgate was built in 1919 as a First World War memorial and is Grade II listed.

The lychgate is described by British Listed Buildings as follows;
"War Memorial Lychgate. c.1919. Yellow sandstone ashlar with timber
upper body and stone slate roof. Side walls of ashlar with ramped
walls to each side and ending in piers with octagonal caps with
moulded tops. Timber upper body with cambered tie beams to the gable
ends at front and rear supported by angle braces inscribed 1914 at
left and 1919 at right.

The tie beam is inscribed;
"To the Glory of GOD and in honoured memory of those from this Parish who gave
their lives for their Country and whose names are recorded on the Tablet in the Church"
1914 1919

King post above this and arched braces with moulded
bargeboards and bargepost.
The rear has inscribed on the tie beam;
"Ye who live in mid English pastures green,
Remember us and think what might have been."
SOURCE: (visit link)


The marble plaque is located inside the church and is inscribed as follows;
'IN MEMORIAM
1914 - 1919
Lt Herbert W ETHELSTON, Gren Guards
Sub-Lt J H M NEWALL, Drake Batt'n R N D
Pte Walter CLIFF, 13th Cheshire
Pte George H DURANT, 10th Cheshire
Pte Alfred FOSTER, 14th Cycle Corps
Driver Alfred HOPLEY, RFA
Pte Percy G IKIN, 2nd S Lancashires
Gunner Alec KERRY, RHA
L Cpl Tom MADDOCKS, 1st Manchesters
Pte William MADDOCKS, 2nd Cheshires
Pte John MADDOCKS, 5th Royal Warwicks
Pte Loseph MADDOCKS, KSLI
Pte Jack MORREY, KSLI
Pte William G PURCELL, Machine Gun Corps
Rifleman Clement THOMAS, KLR
"These in the glorious morning of their days.
For England's sake, lost all but England's praise"

THIS TABLET & THE LYCHGATE WERE ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR.'
(visit link)
Year: 1919

Link to Church or Cemetery: [Web Link]

Address: Not listed

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