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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Teesdale
Town
Barnard Castle
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
C. Parkin & Son of Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 Oct 1923
    Attended by: Rev. H.W. Bircham, M.A., Vicar of Barnard Castle.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 Oct 1923
    Attended by: Rev. H.W. Bircham, M.A., Vicar of Barnard Castle.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10341
Current location

Situated in the grounds of the museum
Bowes Museum
end of Newgate
Barnard Castle
Teesdale
Durham
DL12 8NP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 05605 16180
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk, total height 21 feet, slim, on tapering pedestal resting on stone base with five steps. The names for 1914-18 are of lead in two columns on all four faces of the stone pedestal, each below a wreath raised in half relief. Resting against the steps is a stone plaque bearing the dedication and names in three columns for 1939-45. Lettering is incised and gilded.
Inscription
Pro Patria / 1914-1919 / In grateful remembrance of the men of / Barnard Castle / of all ranks who fell in the Great War / For God and King and Right / they gave their all/[names] In memory of those who fell / in the Second World War / 1939-1945/[names]/They died that we might live.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, S
Ashmore, F
Ashmore, J
Bailey, J
Barker, N
Bedale, H
Berry, G W
Blenkinsop, C W
Breen, F
Brown, G A
See details for all 124 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 125
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 125
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone, Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • War memorial to south east of Bowes Museum
  • 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
2010: Restored with a grant from The War Memorials Trust.
Costs

Memorial: £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Handed to the Museum Trustees at the unveiling ceremony and accepted by Lord Gainford as Chairman of the Trust. Now looked after by Barnard Castle Town Council
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet Number 11, Winter 2009 The Barney Crier
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=11365
  • Darlington & Stockton Times 27/1/1923 reports progress; 20/10/1923 reports unveiling
  • Northern Echo 17/6/1922 reports proposals; 15/10/1923 reports unveiling
  • Illustrated Chronicle 16/10/1923 carries photo of unveiling
  • Teesdale Mercury: 23/2/1921; 9/3/1921; 20/7/1921; 27/7/1921; 3/8/1921; 16/11/1921; 23/11/1921; 17/10/1923
  • War Memorials Trust www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=723

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