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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Wear Valley
Town
Howden Le Wear
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr JG Brown of Wolsingham (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 Nov 1924
    Attended by: Capt. R.A. Howe of Willington
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 Nov 1924
    Attended by: Rev RS Spencer, Vicar of Howden
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10410
Current location

East side of High Street close to junction with Bridge Street
Howden Le Wear
Wear Valley
Durham
DL15 8EZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 16271 33384
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite Obelisk on square freestone base and two shallow steps, the lowest one measuring 3 feet 2 inches x 2 feet 11 inches. Total height is 13 feet 3 inches. Three sides are plain. It is surrounded by five short stone columns joined by iron bars. The front of the obelisk is carved with sword, a rifle and a wreath in half relief. The names from 1914-18 are carried in two columns on the front face of the pedestal, carrying onto the rise of the top step. The names from 1939-45 are listed in three columns on the risers of both top and bottom steps. The lettering is in sans serif capitals throughout.
Inscription
Lest we forget. /To the honour and in sacred / memory of the brave men from / Howden-le-Wear and District / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1918/[names] (On top step). 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bell, J
Bennington, D
Brett, G
Browell, E
Clark, G
Clark, R T
Coates, J
Cooke, P
Cousin, H
Dennis, Jm
See details for all 42 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite, Stone - Freestone
Listing information
  • Howden-le-Wear 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
History
Needs cleaning
Costs

Memorial: £217

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

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