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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Hartlepool
Town
Seaton Carew
County
Cleveland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 February 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel L. Robson CMG, DSO unveiled the memorial
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 February 1921
    Attended by: The Bishop of Durham dedicated the memorial
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18864
Current location

On the sea-ward edge of the village green
Seaton Green
The Cliff
Seaton Carew
Hartlepool
Cleveland
TS25 1AR
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 52473 30093
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped base, surmounted by a plinth on which stands a tapering shaft and Maltese cross. At the centre of the cross-arms of each side of the cross is a wreath carved in relief. The cornice of the pedestal is ornamented by a Greek-key design. The inscription is on four Westmoreland Slate panels on the plinth: the dedicatory inscription re both World Wars is on the south-east face; the tablets bearing the incised names of the WW1 Fallen are on the north-east, south-west and north-west faces . The memorial stands on a triangular island site. (N.B. Whilst the dedicatory inscription relates to both World Wars, the casualties whose names are inscribed all died in WW1).
Inscription
TO OUR/ GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ (WW1 names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bentley, Victor Ed E
Birkenshaw, Clarence
Birkenshaw, George H
Booth, Francis Cecil
Booth, Ralph Percival
Carnall, Bert
Cass, Harry
Charlton, Louis
Crilly, James
Davies, Charles
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Mainly alphabetical by surname, but with some names out of sequence on the fourth panel.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c4000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Westmoreland
Listing information
  • Seaton Carew 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
2/12/2016: the memorial was Grade II Listed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Hartlepool Unitary Authority
Reference
  • Cleveland County Archives hold the Architect's plans, reference Number 5919
  • CDS118.01
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Photographs of the memorial can be found at www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4066034
  • Historic England's record of this memorial can be found at historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1440000 Their reason for listing the memorial on 2/12/2016 was: 'Seaton Carew War Memorial, which stands on The Green, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: a simple yet poignant memorial cross by local architect James Garry FRIBA, who has a number of listed buildings to his name.' Their brief history of the memorial explains: 'The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead, which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised at Seaton Carew as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. The memorial was unveiled on 6 February 1921 by Colonel L Robson CMG DSO and dedicated by the Bishop of Durham. It commemorates 24 local servicemen who died during the First World War: 235 people, including nine women, had served. The memorial was designed by JH Garry and built by Messrs Ainslie and Collin of Hartlepool. Following the Second World War the dedication was adapted to mark the losses of that conflict.'
  • The War memorials Trust's record of this memorial can be found at www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/238161/
  • Stockton and Teeside Herald, 12 February 1921
  • Northern Daily Mail 7 February 1921.

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