The Cenotaph, Rickerby Park, Carlisle, Cumbria

The Cenotaph, Rickerby Park, Carlisle, Cumbria, designed by Sir Riobert Lorimer. Unveiled 25 May 1922. Upgraded to Grade II*. © Historic England DP169615. Sir Robert Lorimer’s commanding granite cenotaph stands 12 metres high in Rickerby Park. The park was altered in 1920-1921 to form a war memorial park and has been newly listed at Grade II. The memorial commemorates the fallen of the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland (now Cumbria). It carries the crests and insignia of the two counties’ Cumberland Artillery, Cumberland and Westmorland Yeomanry, and of the Border Regiment which fought at Passchendaele, along with those of the Army, Navy, Royal Air Force and the medical services. Lorimer was a distinguished Scottish architect and designer who also created the great memorials to the missing of Chatham, Plymouth and Portmouth, as well as the magnificently imposing Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

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