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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Derwentside
Town
Craghead
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR J W REED (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1922
    Attended by: R W Cooper, Managing Director of the Colliery Company
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1922
    Attended by: Dr N Quirk, Bishop of Jarrow
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10256
Current location

on south side of Edward Street
near its junction with Middle Road and Front Street
Craghead
Derwentside
Durham
DH9 6EF
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 21317 50874
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Statue of peace on top of a pedestal on granite steps. At the top of the pedestal below the statue on each face is a wreath inside which are the intertwined figures of the dates 1914 and 1918 in Art Nouveau style. There are swags carved between the wreaths. The names from 1939-1945 are incised into the top part of the plinth, in a single column on each face. Those from 1914-18 are incised into the lower part, in a single column on each face. Three steps lead up to the statue, at the foot of which is a gate of upright bars on which are fixed in wrought iron (top) a crown (2) crossed swords (3) the badge of the RAF (4) a laurel wreath. At the bottom there is a large ivy-leaved wrought iron plant which climbs up the gate on either side of the devices above. The whole is in a site 10 feet square laid out with pathways and three steps
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO MADE THE SUPREME / SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR / BRAVELY THEY FOUGHT, AND WELL. THEY DIED THAT WAS MIGHT LIVE / LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT / THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, N
Atkinson, T
Bainbridge, J W
Bainbridge, T R
Bamborough, T
Barnes, G
Bell, J
Binney, E
Blackburn, W
Blakey, G
See details for all 167 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 109
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 109
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 53
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 0.6M, height 8M, width 0.6M
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
Listing information
  • 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
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Site & £400 donated by the Colliery Company
Memorial: £1300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: The colliery workmen raised £921/9/11
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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