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Conflict Commemorated:Great War; World War II

Address:The Green, Hale Road

Parish:Helpringham

Type of Memorial:Cross

Materials Used:Clipsham Stone

Description:Steps to base of former village cross circa Fourteenth Century, restored and rededicated as a war memorial in 1920. Limestone ashlar. 4 square steps now support a Great War memorial with square base block, tapering shaft and wheel head. The dimensions are (square 4 sided memorial) 1. Base - 3.05m long by 0.25m high. 2. 2nd layer - 2.5m long by 0.2m high. 3. 3rd layer - 1.93m long by 0.2m high. 4. 4th layer - 1.4m long by 0.2m high. 5. 5th layer - 0.92m wide and 0.46m high. 6. Tapering section at base of column - 0.71m wide (at base) and 0.62m high. 7. Column - 0.23m wide and 3.05m high. 8. Cross(top of column) - approx 0.75m high.

Inscription:To the Glory of God/ and in grateful memory of the men/ of Helpringham who gave their lives/ in defence of King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919/ Also the men of Helpringham who gave their lives in the Second Great War 1939-1945 RIP/ Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. / 1914-1918 ASKEW Ernest ASPLEN A / Albert CLARKE Leslie William COX George DOUGHTY Albert Charles FORMAN A / Arthur GARTON Thomas Edward GILL George Sydney HARRISON G HILTON Albert HOUSLEY W / Walter JACKSON Harold KNIGHT Joseph LADBROOK George MARKHAM J T / John Thomas MARKHAM Tom NEWLAND George NEWTON Harold Seniscal SAUNBY Frank SKERRTT John Norman SMITH W STENNETT J E / John Edward WAITE Allen WILSON Herbert WRAY W H 1939-1945 BIRD, Charles Christian FORMAN, Ernest [Jim] HAYNES, H.M. MARTIN, Charles Ernest MASSINGHAM, William Henry ROBINSON, Albert

HERMonUID:MLI60027

Listed Memorial:Y

Grade:II

Listed Memorial Reference Number:1306821

Scheduled Monument:Y

Scheduled Monument Reference Number:1009232

Conservation Area:Y

Notes on Condition:Owing to the deterioration of the limestone on which the original names were carved, four copper plaques were erected, three replicating the WW1 inscriptions and a fourth on which the casualties for the 1939 - 1945 War were inscribed with the following names: BIRD C. FORMAN E. J. HAYNES H. M. MARTIN C. MASSINGHAM W. H. ROBINSON A Unfortunately mistakes were made in the inscribing of the WW1 plaques, in that E. Askew was inscribed A. Askew, L. Clarke as K Clarke, H Jackson as N. Jackson and G Newland as C. Newland

Notes:The memorial was unveiled on Sunday 15th May 1921

Sources Used:Sleaford Journal, Saturday May 21st 1921 Grantham Journal 21.05.1921 Page 11 of The Lincolnshire, Boston, & Spalding Free Press, 3rd May 1921

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