West Lancashire has 17 public War Memorials of which eight are currently recognised as being ‘listed buildings’ and are afforded national protection. Six of the memorials are directly owned by the Council.
More memorials to our war heroes exist in the borough’s many churches and graveyards. Ormskirk Parish Church, for example, has eight recorded memorials inside the church alone, ranging from a brass plaque to commemorate an individual officer, to a series of wooden panels containing the names of 170 fallen service personnel.
We are committed to ensure that all our war memorials are appropriately repaired and the grounds in which they sit are kept tidy. The Council can, in some instances, offer a grant to support the repair and renovation of memorials.
A War Memorial Grant Application Form (PDF 73kb) is now available for download.
You can also apply to add new names to a war memorial (PDF 104kb), further details of which are also available for download.
The re-location of Ormskirk War Memorial from its old site at the Comrades of the Great War Club to its new home in Coronation Park is now complete. A second phase of works involving carving the names of the fallen personnel from the Ormskirk Comrades Rolls of Honour is programmed to take place in early 2016. The Council would like your help in confirming the accuracy of the names on both World War I and World War II Rolls of Honour before undertaking the work. For more information, please visit our Ormskirk War Memorial - Roll of Honour consultation page.
The list below give the locations of the 17 war memorials throughout the borough.
Appley Lane North (by the village hall), Appley Bridge
Granville Park, Aughton
Download more information about Granville Park war memorial (PDF 12kb)
In the grounds of St Stephen's Church, Church Road, Banks
In the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Bickerstaffe
Download more information about Bickerstaffe war memorial (PDF 11.1kb)
Corner of Junction Lane, Burscough (council owned)
HMS Ringtail, Pippin Street, Burscough
Visit the HMS Ringtail (external link) website
In the grounds of St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Altcar
Halsall Road/Summerwood Lane, Halsall
Download more information about Halsall war memorial (PDF 11kb)
In the grounds of All Saints Church, Station Road, Hesketh Bank
Lathom (council owned)
Hall Lane, Lathom
Newburgh (council owned)
On Course Lane (adjacent to Christ Church), Newburgh
Download more information about Newburgh war memorial (PDF 12.1kb)
Coronation Park, Park Road, Ormskirk (council owned)
In the grounds of St Anne's Church, Prescot Road, Ormskirk
Download more information about Ormskirk war memorial (PDF 11.9kb)
Victoria Park, St Helen's Road, Ormskirk
Download more information about Ormskirk, Victoria Park war memorial (PDF 12.2kb)
Skelmersdale (council owned)
Sandy Lane (site of old Town Hall), Skelmersdale
Download more information about Skelmersdale war memorial (PDF 11.4kb)
In the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Tarleton
Upholland (council owned)
At junction of College Road, Upholland
Download more information about Upholland war memorial (PDF 12.5kb)
For more information on war memorials, please contact Ian Bond, Heritage & Environment Manager on 01695 585167, or email Ian.Bond@westlancs.gov.uk