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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
North Tyneside
Town
North Shields
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS CACKETT, BURNS & DICK (Architect)
MR GILBERT PARK (Builder)
MR J W REED (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th April 1923
    Attended by: DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND
  • Opened
    Date: 28th March 1925
    Attended by: MAYOR OF TYNEMOUTH
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11521
Current location

OUTSIDE FORMER TYNEMOUTH INFIRMARY
TYNEMOUTH ROYAL INFIRMARY
Hawkies La
North Shields
North Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 348 685
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
EXTENSION TO THE HOSPITAL FORMED BY A PAVILION, NURSES HOME, ADMINISTRATIVE BLOCK. MONUMENT OUTSIDE. DEDICTORY INSCRIPTION ON THE MONUMENT WITH UNVEILING PLAQUE INSIDE THE HOSPITAL MONUMENT OUTSIDE FORMED BY A SEMI-CIRCULAR WALL WITH A SEAT AT EITHER END. BRONZE PANELLING WITH LIFE SIZE FIGURE OF THE ANGEL OF HEALING AND PEACE IN THE CENTRE. FREIZE AT THE HEAD OF THE PANEL IS INDICATIVE OF VARIOUS BRANCHES OF SERVICE. DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION CARVED INTO THE WALL ABOVE THE SEATS
Inscription
MONUMENT, LEFT PANEL: TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO FELL ON THE GREAT WARS./ THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED/ IN THE BOOK OF HONOUR/ TREASURED IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. MONUMENT, CENTRE PANEL: 1914-1918 1939-1945 MONUMENT, RIGHT PANEL: THIS MONUMENT/ AND THE INFIRMARY/ WERE ERECTED AS THE TOWN'S WAR MEMORIAL/ IN HONOUR OF THOSE/ WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE. PLAQUE INSIDE THE HOSPITAL: BOROUGH OF/ TYNEMOUTH/ WAR MEMORIAL/ 1914 - 1918/ OPENED BY/ HIS WORSHIP/ THE MAYOR OF/ TYNEMOUNTH/ COUNCILLOR/ A. E. HILL J.P./ 28TH MARCH 1925
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, BENCHES, WALLS, PIERS, TERRACE AND STEPS
  • 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
C 1999: HOSPITAL EXTENSION WAS DEMOLISHED 1990: MONUMENT CLEANED FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS ABOUT ITS DETERIORATING CONDITION 1950: MONUMENT GRADE 2 LISTED
Costs

Memorial: C £60,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
NORTH TYNESIDE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • WMSN34.1

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