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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wear Valley
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 Aug 1922
    Attended by: Mr. W.W. Storr of Middlesbrough, a director of Bolchow, Vaughan.
Not lost
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Current location

Centre of the Village Green
Primrose Terrace
Wear Valley
DL14 8OQ

OS Grid Ref: NZ 20557 33634
Denomination: Undefined

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Granite Cenotaph 10 feet high on two steps in railed enclosure, the base being 2 feet high x 5 feet 6 inches square. There is a laurel wreath in half relief near the top at the front and at the rear. The dates are raised in half relief below this, and lower again is a sword in a wreath raised in half relief. The dedication is on the front, the names from 1914-18 are on the back, those from 1939-45 are on the right. The lettering is incised using sans serif capitals throughout.
1914-1918 / Erected / in grateful remembrance of / the men whose names are inscribed / on this stone who gave their / lives in defence of their country / during the Great War / 1914-1918/[names]/Greater love hath no man than / this, that a man lay down his / life for his friends. 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Arkley, Henry
Benson, Matthew
Dixon-raine, Joseph
Elliott, Matthew
Etherington, James
Fairless, Thomas
Foster, Albert
Foster, Wilfred
Glendenning, Thomas
Gough, Thomas
See details for all 26 names
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Newfield 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

Site: NIL
Comments: The recreation ground was given by Bolchow, Vaughan & Co. Ltd., Colliery owners. Money raised by public subscription.
Memorial: £325

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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