Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Alnwick
Town
Acklington
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS KNOWES, OLIVER AND LEESON (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 1 July 1921
    Attended by: (Book 1, Number 753)
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8 November 2015
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 October 1921
    Attended by: Canon Mangin, Vicar of Alnwick
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 October 1921
    Attended by: Duke of Northumberland
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33305

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Current location

St John the Divine Church
B6345
Acklington
Alnwick
Northumberland
NU65 9BL
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 22719 01917
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
MEMORIAL LYCHGATE. WOODEN GATES AND SUPERSTRUCTURE. STONE WALLS. The inscription is carved & enhanced with gold lettering in the wood lintel, using elaborate capital letters and the 'U' written as 'V'
Inscription
THIS LYCHGATE WAS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AS A THANK OFFERING FOR PEACE AND HONOUR OF THOSE FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 Brass Plaque-RENOVATED/ON THE OCCASION OF/THE CORONATION/OF/QUEEN ELIZABETH II/JUNE 2ND 1953
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
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Wood - Oak
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 100mm, width 150mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • Lych Gate to Church of St. John the Divine
  • 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
RENOVATED IN 1953 FOR CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II; Restored 2015
Costs

Memorial: £554

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Who commissioned : War Memorial Committee
Reference
  • newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6269
  • Illustrated Chronicle 10 October 1921 reports the unveiling with photograph
  • NEWCASTLE DAILY JOURNAL 8 April 1920 reports proposals for memorials in church and schools and a memorial hall
  • ALNWICK & COUNTY GAZETTE 10 April 1920 (proposals for tablets in church and school, with any surplus being used for a lych gate), 9 October 1920 (£554 has been raised so the lych gate will go ahead), 24 September1921 (reports the proposed unveiling) and 7 October 1922 (reports fund raising and that a Memorial Hall was part of the scheme)
  • MORPETH HERALD 9 April 1920 (decision to have a memorial),15 OCT 1920 (reports the form of the memorial and results of fund raising), 30 September 1921 (proposed unveiling), 14 October 1921 (unveiling), 5 June 1925 (opening of the new Village Hall and the transfer of the £49 memorial surplus to the hall fund)
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS 24 April 1921- brief mention of the forthcoming unveling

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