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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derwentside
Town
Annfield Plain
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS A F MENVELLE (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 April 1925
    Attended by: Earl of Durham KG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 April 1925
    Attended by: Revd F Ferguson
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10267
Current location

Annfield Plain Park
Annfield Plain
Derwentside
Durham
DH9 7UW
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 16975 51163
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph set on two steps which have projected areas half way along the steps. The dedication is on the 6o'clock face with the names on all four sides in lead lettering. Above the dedication and names on the 6 and 12o'clock faces are bronze swords with accompanying wreaths.
Inscription
TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ A SYMBOL OF GRATITUDE / TO THE MEN / OF / ANNFIELD PLAIN / WHO DIED / IN DEFENCE OF / FREEDOM AND THE EMPIRE / 1914-1918. / "TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH I WILL GIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE."/1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allinson, E
Anderson, W J
Armstrong, A
Atkinson, J
Atkinson, J W
Atkinson, R W
Atkinson, S
Bailey, A
Bailiff, S A
Bance, S
See details for all 324 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 263
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 263
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • War Memorial in Annfield Plain Park
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6275
  • Newcastle Daily Chronicle and North Mail 12 November 1923
  • Blaydon Courier 10 May 1923, 15 November 1924 , 7 February 1925 and 7 May 1925
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 7 February 1925 and 2 May 1925
  • Illustrated Chronicle 25 April 1925 and 27 April 1925
  • Chester le Street Chronicle 29 July 1920 and 15 February 1924
  • Durham County Advertiser 1 May 1925

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