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Boer War Memorial, Sedbergh School

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Boer War Memorial, Sedbergh School

YDNPA, 2004,

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Boer War Memorial, Sedbergh School

Historical Environment Record No: MYD35945

Parish: Sedbergh

OS Grid Reference: SD657918

Dale: Cumbria

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This unusual memorial was built c1902-05 to commemorate 8 former pupils of Sedbergh School who died in the second South African War (1899-1902). It is made from red sandstone and has a square plan. The panels on the base each have two bands of raised lettering in Arts and Crafts style giving the names and units of the fallen, with the dates and places of their deaths. One of them, R J T Digby Jones, was awarded the Victoria Cross.


In Sedbergh take Loftus Hill road south toward Sedbergh School Chapel. Memorial lies in school grounds on right side of road 40 metres before chapel and next to Bursar's Office. Viewable through railings.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Sedbergh. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.


Viewable from roadside over wall and through railings.

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