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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wear Valley
Howden Le Wear
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Mr JG Brown of Wolsingham (Makers)
  • 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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Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: NZ 16271 33384
Denomination: Undefined

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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.
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?
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
  • 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
  • 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
Needs cleaning

Memorial: £217

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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