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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wear Valley
Town
Stanhope
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 1922
    Attended by: Dr Gray
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 14 Jul 1922
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: May 1922
    Attended by: Rev. C.J. Shebbeare, Rector
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10414
Current location

in southern wall facing the market place
St Thomas' Church Churchyard
Church Lane
Stanhope
Wear Valley
Durham
DL13 2UP
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 99707 39233
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone Cross on square pedestal resting on two steps, total height 12 feet, set into the churchyard wall. The cross is decorated round the cross piece. The dedication is carried on the front of the pedestal on a raised panel running horizontally. Below this, the names are listed in a single column on each of two vertical raised panels. The lettering is in raised sans serif capitals. Below these, resting on the bottom step, is a raised flat stone bearing the dedication and names for 1939-45. To this has been added one name from Iraq 2003.
Inscription
To the glory of God, and in memory of / those from the ecclesiastical parish of Stanhope / who gave their lives in the Great war / 1914-1918. Erected by public subscription/[names] 1939-1945 / Let us also remember/[names] Iraq 2003/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, We
Allison, J W
Atkinson, T
Bainbridge, O
Bainbridge, W H
Barkess, J
Boyd, J H
Bright, J F
Coulthard, H
Denham, H
See details for all 48 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment, initials of forenamed
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CHURCHYARD WALL WITH GATES, PIERS AND 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
Costs

Memorial: £300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8660
  • Ken Heatherington has researched the names on the local memorials. His research is available at Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, Ireshopeburn Co Durham DL13 1HD. www.weardalemuseum.org.uk Opening Hours 2pm - 5pm, Easter and Bank Holidays, May, June, July, Sept, and October (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive). Every afternoon in August
  • Illustrated Chronicle 15/5/1922 reports unveiling; 18/5/1922 carries photo of cross
  • Durham Record Office Photographs EP/St 299-301; service of dedication of 1939-45 memorial EP/St 2/251
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 15/4/1920 reports proposed site suggestion in Note 4 above; 18/5/1922 reports unveiling

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