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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Pulpit or pulpit part
District
Alnwick
Town
Alnmouth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS HICKS & CHARLEWOOD (Architect)
Ralph Hedley and Sons (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 September 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Newcastle (Dr Wild)
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 13 August 1918
    Attended by: (Book 1 Number 577)
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Lost
Not lost
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33331

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Current location

52
St John the Baptist Church
Northumberland Street
Alnmouth
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 2RB
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 24679 10677
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Carved oak pulpit on an octagonal base of Barton fossil limestone. On the oak pulpit are panels depicting- a. Moses at battle with the Amalekites (Exodus 17) b. The Crucifixion (John 15:13) c. The empty sepulchre (Luke 14:6 All four angles are niches containing figures of soldier saints: St George with dragon, St Oswald, St Martin of Tours and St Maurice. On a post at the foot of the stairs is carved an angel holding a wreath of victory. At the top of the stone base immediately below the Crucifixion scene is a projecting integral tablet bearing the dedication to Temperley with incised lettering. The tablet has two false brackets. Between these, incised into the stone and painted gold using elaborate Roman lower case lettering is a the dedication to all those from Alnmouth who gave their lives in WW1.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ HAROLD KENYON TEMPERLEY/ LIEUT. 6TH ATTD. 7TH NORTHD FUS./ KILLED IN ACTION/ AT HOUTHULST FOREST . FLANDERS/ 26TH OCTOBER 1917 AGED 21 YEARS/ ALSO/ TO THE/ MEMORY/ OF/ ALL THOSE/ FROM ALNMOUTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Temperley, Harold Kenyon
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: height 838mm, width 838mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Pulpit
    Measurements: height 1720mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 150mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Gift of Mrs Scolefield of Lint Close, Alnmouth
Reference
  • MORPETH HERALD 1 October 1920 reports the Dedication
  • Northern Echo 25 September 1920 has a brief announcement of the unveiling
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 25 September 1920 (the unveiling), 2 October 1920 (fuller report including reference to the wall tablet) and 30 October 1920 (gives information about the designer and maker)
  • NEWCASTLE DAILY JOURNAL 25 September 1920 reports that the nephew of Mrs Scholefield was one of those killed

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