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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
West Rainton
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 Nov 1921
    Attended by: Rev. Mr. Duncan, Rector of Willington, ex-Army Chaplain of the 58th Division of H.M. Forces.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10249
Current location

North boundary wall
St Marys Church
North Street
West Rainton
Durham
Durham
DH4 6NU
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 32267 46921
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Monument of rough stone carved to resemble it being draped by a scroll, which presents the smooth face for the inscription. It stands on a rough stone pedestal which stands at the top of six increasingly widening steps flanked by a low stone wall. The names are listed in two columns, the lettering incised and blackened using sans serif capitals throughout.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/[names]/1939-1945/[names]/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, Jt
Adair, R
Allport, H
Appleby, Ib
Ashcroft, S
Barker, E
Bell, C
Bell, E
Bell, J T
Bowman, M
See details for all 72 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • West Rainton War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
1. This must have been remade, since the original was unveiled in 1921 and this is complete with the names from 1939-45. 2. In 2014 a project to undertake conservation works to the memorial received a Grant Offer of £1,725 through the War Memorials Trust Small Grants Scheme. The works sought to remove all existing concrete copings to replace them with natural stone copings to the same size and design as the original. Lime mortar was used in minor repairs around the wall. In January 2015 a payment of £1,635 was made towards the completed works - payment was lower than offered as works were lower in price than originally quoted so the grant was reduced according as it was offered as a percentage of total costs. 3. Two steps and the memorial base were renewed in 1999 by West Rainton and Leamside Parish Council
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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