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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Gateshead
Town
Gateshead
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
A B Burton (Founder / Foundry)
Captain Richard Reginald Goulden (Sculptor)
ALEX PRINGLE LTD (GATESHEAD AND NEWCASTLE) (Builder)
J W SPINK (KINGSTON UPON THAMES) (Designer)
CAPT A S MAITLAND (Writer)
ELECTRIC LIGHT SUPPLY CO (Engineer)
MESSRS EMBLETON AND BARKER (Engineer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: Major General Sir Percy Wilkinson KCMG CB
  • Presented
    Date: 1983
    Attended by: (The addition of the WW2 dedicatory wording)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2102
Current location

Junction of Durham Road and Prince Consort Road
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE8 4JN
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25763 61692
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph of classic design raised on a rectangular platform, three stone steps above the ground. Above the base of the Cenotaph, on the principle front and flanked by three-quarters projecting Grecian Ionic Pilasters, is a bronze panel in low relief with a bronze figure. Relief depicts semi-nude warrior lighting resting on his unsheathed sword with a cross behind him.Teak door placed at the base below the relief which is the entrance to the room of remembrance with a vaulted ceiling. Stone lectern placed within this room used to hold the book of remembrance. Behind the memorial is a curved stone wall with an inscription. Above the lectern hangs an ever burning lamp representing undying memory. The Roll of Honour Book referred to in the dedicatory wording is now at Gateshead Library, so is a separate report. There are no names on this Cenotaph.
Inscription
(Side one): IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF GATESHEAD/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ MORS JANUA VITAE/ IN THIS CHAMBER/ ARE RECORDED THE/ NAMES OF MEN OF/ GATESHEAD WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR/ EVERMORE. (Lectern): THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (Wall inscription one): 1914 - 1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF GATESHEAD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR GRATEFUL FELLOW-TOWNSMEN (Wall inscription two):1939 1945/ IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF/ GATESHEAD WHO DIED IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Relief
    Measurements: height 3000MM, width 1100MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 10000MM
    Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
2018- Memorial cleaned and renovated- completed in time for Remembrance Day 2018
Costs

Memorial: £5,283, 13 shillings, 11 pence

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7295- has a huge amount of historical information about this memorial
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Souvenir Programme, Opening Ceremony of the Gateshead War Memorial, Sunday 14th May 1922

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