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ArtistMaker: Swift; J.
TitleOfWork: Cawthorne War Memorial
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of Museum, retaining wall and Memorial
DateOfCreation: not known
Medium: Limestone and bronze
Location: In the grounds of Victoria Jubilee Museum
AtoZReference: (SE428408)
Street: Taylor Hill, S75 4HQ
TownOrVillage: Cawthorne
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b038a
Description: A small tower on a plinth, with a roof of four gables surmounted by a cross. Decorated with carved fleur-de-lys and Yorkshire Roses on the gable ends, the cross above and in the spaces between the roofs.

Inscription: On the museum side of the plinth at its rear:
On bronze plaques at the front of the monument:
' TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN HONOUR / OF / (list of names) / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 '
' ALSO / IN MEMORY / OF / (list of names) / WHO FELL IN THE / WORLD WAR / 1939-1945 '

Questions: Who commissioned the memorial and how was the money raised?
When was it officially inaugurated and by whom?
Who owns it and does it have listed status?

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