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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Tynedale
Town
Allendale Town
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS J & W NEWMAN, MR PERCY APPLEBY, MR J LANDELL NICHOLSON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 August 1920
    Attended by: VISCOUNTESS ALLENDALE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 August 1920
    Attended by: Canon Newsome
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33710
Current location

St Cuthbert's Church
Huntingdon Place
Allendale Town
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE47 9BA
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 83773 55924
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Lych gate in Gothic style covering an area 10 feet x 8 feet. Dark wood on stone base. Over the entrance is the cross of St. Cuthbert. The words "For God, King and Country" are incised into the barge boards using Gothic lettering. On a beam above the first centre panel are inscribed the words “Roll of Honour”. The inner walls have been divided into three panels on each side. The centre panel on each side bears a dedication, while the two outer panels on each side bear names. Lettering is Roman capitals. The parapet is of dressed stone from a local quarry. The stone flags are from an old smelt mill. Oak woodwork.
Inscription
(ACROSS GATE) FOR GOD + KING AND COUNTRY + (CENTRE PANEL SIDE 1) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ THIS LYCH GATE IS DEDICATED (CENTRE PANEL SIDE 2) THEY WHOM THIS LYCH GATE COMMEMORATES/ WERE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO AT/ THE CALL OF/ KING AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL/ THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM ENDURED HARDNESS,/ FACED DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT/ OF THE SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY/ AND SELF SACRIFICE BY GIVING UP/ THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHER MEN MIGHT/ LIVE IN FREEDOM. LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER/ SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES/ BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ (NAMES) On a beam: Roll / of / Honour./1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, James Norman
Blair, John R
Brown, Ernest
Elliott, Robert William
Fairlamb, Septimus
Forrest, Edward
Foster, Charles E
Gillender, Alfred W
Glendinning, Frederick T
Glenwright, William G
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: height 10FT, width 8FT
    Materials: Wood, Stone
Listing information
  • St Cuthbert's Lychgate 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
CURRENT CONDITION GOOD BUT ORIGINAL GATES WERE LOST C 1969. In 2006 War Memorials Trust made a grant of £2,900 towards the restoration of the lychgate
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • WMSA6.2
  • In Silent Fortitude: In Memory of the Men of the North Tyne Valley who Fell in the Great War; Alan Isaac Grint; 2011; Ergo Press; ISBN 9780955751097
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin Autumn 2006 No. 31 reports the donation of a grant.
  • The Journal 11/12/2006 carries an article about research about some of the names on the memorial.
  • Hexham Courant 29/11/1919 and 4/12/1920 records proposals to buy Savings Bank; 2/1/1920 reports gifts of gold watches; 21/8/1920 reports unveiling
  • Morpeth County Library Frith collection of photographs; Postcard collection shows the site before the lychgate was erected and after
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6291

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