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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wear Valley
Town
South Church, Bishop Auckland
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs. W. Allison & Son, monumental sculptors of Bishop Auckland., Messrs. W. Allison & Son, monumental sculptors of Bishop Auckland.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 Oct 1920
    Attended by: Brig.Gen. H.R. Cumming, D.S.O., (commanding Durham Light Infantry Brigade)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 Oct 1920
    Attended by: Rt.Rev. J. Nathaniel Quirk, D.D., Bishop of Jarrow.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10394
Current location

In churchyard
at northern apex
just inside lychgate.
St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Road
South Church
Bishop Auckland
Wear Valley
Durham
DL14 6SP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 21614 28640
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Cross of Saxon type, in Darley Dale stone 17 feet high, weighing 7½ tons, with carvings raised in half relief on tapering shaft. This is set on a narrow pedestal on a deeper one, and with two steps, set in a kerb which echoes the shape of the junctions of the pathways where the cross in situated. The wording is carried on the faces of all the top three pedestals. The dedication is on the top, the names are in four columns on the large pedestal, in six columns on the lower pedestal. Lettering is in sans serif capitals throughout. “The memorial is a faithful reproduction of Saxon crosses. There are 21 panels, of which the principal one, on the face, is reproduced from a portion of a fine Saxon cross preserved in the Parish Church. The central panel at the back contains a beautifully executed vine pattern design of foliage and fruit, while the remainder of the panels have interlaced designs.” (Auckland and County Chronicle)
Inscription
Front : To the glory of God and in thankful / remembrance of the men from this parish / who fell in the Great War 1914-1918/[names] Left: Their bodies are buried in peace. Right : But their name liveth for ever. Back: Greater love hath no man than this / that a man lay down his life for his friends
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airey, H H
Aitken, F
Andell, N
Appleton, J K
Armstrong, G
Aubin, J F G
Ayre, H
Bacon, H
Bailey, G B
Bainbridge, A A
See details for all 305 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 306
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 306
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL TO NORTH OF CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • 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
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 6/11/1920
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8807
  • Darlington & Stockton Times (North) 6/11/1920 reports unveiling
  • Northern Echo 1/11/1920 reports unveiling
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 4/11/1920 reports unveiling

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