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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Wear Valley
Town
Bishop Auckland
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 May 1920
    Attended by: Archdeacon Derry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10399
Current location

St Peter's Church
Princes Street
Bishop Auckland
Wear Valley
Durham
DL14 7DB
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 20811 29682
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three stained glass windows, each of three lights, forming three sides of an apse at the east end, with the altar below the central light. Left hand light depicts Abraham about to slay Isaac, with an angel holding a sword which is being passed one to the other. To the left is a lamb caught in thorns. To the right is a pot of fire. Above is a ribbon bearing the words “Praise ye the Lord for the people willingly offered themselves” In the two small windows above are the Alpha and Omega signs. Central light depicts Christ in glory, surrounded by men and women in various uniforms: a nurse, soldiers, sailors and an airman. In the light above is the crown of glory. In the tracery at the top of the altar below the window are again the Alpha and Omega letters. Right hand light depicts the Crucifixion, with Mary to the left and a saint on the right. In the ribbon over the cross are the words “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. The bronze plaque has a raised outer edge. To the right is a figure of winged victory carrying a flag, the shaft of which almost reaches to the further side. To the left of the flagpole are the dates. In the border at the bottom are the words “Pro Patria”. The figure, dates and “Pro Patria” are gilded. The names are listed in five columns. The lettering is in raised in Roman capitals.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD OUR FATHER AND TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THE/ MEN NAMED BELOW, MEMBERS OF THIS PARISH OR CHURCH, WHO NOBLY GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR RIGHT AND HOME IN THE GREAT WAR/ THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS DEDICATE THIS TABLET AND STAINED GLASS/ OF THE EAST WINDOWS/ (NAMES)/ "PRO PATRIA"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, E
Alwan, G N
Andell, N
Ayre, H
Badcock, S E
Bell, G
Blenkirn, G
Brown, J
Buckle, T A
Burns, T
See details for all 86 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 86
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 86
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £515

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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