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Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 
Rochdale Cenotaph 

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The cenotaph surmounts nine broad steps. The whole is surmounted by a sarcophagus upon which is laid to rest a recumbent figure of a fighting man. Two carved laurel wreaths at the base of the sarcophagus encircling the Rochdale Coat of Arms. A stone of remembrance stands to the south front of the cenotaph with an inscription. From the lower plinth project four carved, painted, flags. On the south-west side are the Union Flag (left) and White Ensign (right); on the north-east side the RAF Ensign (left) and Red Ensign (right). The flagpoles finish in decorative pinnacles which are encircled by laurel wreaths.
Title

Rochdale Cenotaph 

Medium

granite & stone

Measurements

H 976 x W 396 x D 214 cm

Accession number

OL16_PRJ_S013

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Rochdale War Memorial Committee

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Rochdale Borough Council

Custodian

Rochdale Borough Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

26th November 1922

Listing date

12/02/85

Access

at all times

Inscription description

narrower pier: (south-west) 1914 – 1919/ 1939 – 1945 (north-west) TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ ROCHDALE / WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR (north-east) MCMXIV / + / MCMXIX / ET / MCMXXXIX / + / MCMXLV (south-east) THEY WERE A WALL / UNTO US BOTH BY / NIGHT AND BY DAY; plaque: TO ALL THOSE WHO DIED / IN THE / SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY.; stone of remembrance: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE; stone tablet: 1914/1918 1939/1945 / IN PROUD AND UNDYING / MEMORY OF ROCHDALE / MEMBERS OF / XX / THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / THAT WE MIGHT LIVE / "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

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Located at

The Esplanade, Rochdale

OL16 1AE

Located in the Memorial Gardens opposite Rochdale Town Hall.