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Our War Memorial dates back to 1921. It was erected by the parishioners of Barrow and Barrow Haven after the relatives of the fallen had decided where and what form the memorial would take.  The cost at that time (1920) was estimated to be £360 and this money was raised by public subscription.  
The memorial is made of polished grey Scottish granite and is a Saxon style cross resting on a square base with a chamfered lower section bearing inscriptions in lead which can be seen in the photographs.  Initially, these inscriptions related to those parishioners who lost their lives in the Great War but parishioners who lost their lives in the Second World War were added at a later date.  The cross above has an upper section carved with interlaced Celtic-style patterning and a downward pointing sword.  
The original memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Graham Wilson and was dedicated by the Bishop of Lincoln on the 2nd. July, 1921.
It was added to the list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest  on 25th. September, 2000.
My thanks go to John Cherry and Noel Loxley for help with this article.

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