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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 May 1923
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel J R Ritson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 May 1923
    Attended by: Revd Canon Thornton
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18955
Current location

St Godric's Church (Our Lady of Mercy & St. Godric's Catholic Church)
Castle Chare
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 2JG
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 27069 42631
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Portland Stone Crucifix with canopy, on the base reliefs of a soldier with arms reversed and a sailor with arms reversed at the base. The dedication is incised in sans serifs capitals on the 6 o'clock face, and the names are on the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock faces. The whole is on a 4 stepped base. The name Pte John Melia should read Malia. See the 'Condition' tab for notes on the November 2018 condition.
Inscription
6 o'clock face-THIS/MONUMENT WAS/ERECTED BY THE/MEMBERS OF/ST GODRICS PARISH/TO THE/MEMORY OF THOSE/ BRAVE MEN FROM/THIS PARISH/WHO LAID DOWN/THEIR LIVES IN/DEFENCE OF THEIR/COUNTRY IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/R.I.P./ 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock faces- [names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsley, G
Barratt, J
Clement, A G
Conlon, J
Cunningham, S
Curry, J J
Dowd, P
Fairley, P
Finan, M
Foley, E
See details for all 40 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initials of forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 14FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • War memorial in the churchyard of the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric
  • 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
30 November 2018- The anchor bolts at the joint of the cross to the plinth are straining badly, and there is a substantial gap at this joint on the 6 o'clock face, with strain evident on the 12 o'clock face for that joint. Updates have been written both to the WMT and NEWMP as there are significant concerns here, and the risk of personal injury; The names were recut in c 2002, having weathered badly and are now (November 2018) good and sharp Photograph taken in July 2019 appears to show that the gap has been fixed and hopefully the risks noted above have been alleviated.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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