Memorial details

Memorial type
First World War (1914-1918)
Messrs Davidson of Newcastle (Makers)
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 8 November 1917
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 July 1920
    Attended by: Rt Rev Bishop Hornby DD
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 July 1920
    Attended by: Lieutenant General Percy Wilkinson KCMG, CO of Northumberland Fusiliers
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Current location

St Andrew's Church
Middle Street
NE45 5AT

OS Grid Ref: NY 98834 64402
Denomination: Church of England

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Sandstone Lych gate, 15th Century style, with crenellated top. On either side, filling the corner created by the arch on the front face, are carved the County arms, and the ancient arms of Corbridge. Above the arch is the dedication, the lettering incised into a square headed sunken panel using sans serif capitals. Inside the gate there is a plaque set into each side wall-by November 2016 these are covered with a protective sheet of perspex sat proud of the plaques. The one on the west side bears the names, with the letters incised in sans serif capitals in five columns. The one on the east side bears a plain cross in relief which is accompanied by a text printed on either side of the lower shaft of the cross, the lettering formed by taking out the background and leaving the letters standing in relief, using sans serif capitals. The roof is slate and the gates are wooden
Above Gate: TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN NEVER FADING MEMORY OF ALL/ THE NOBLE SONS OF THIS PARISH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY, IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ THIS LYCHGATE WAS ERECTED 1920/ "A PEOPLE THAT JEOPARDED THEIR LIVES UNTO/ THE DEATH IN THE HIGH PLACES OF THE FIELD" West Side: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF CORBRIDGE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / (Names) East Side: CHRIST DIED FOR ALL THAT/ THEY WHICH LIVE SHOULD/ NOT HENCEFORTH LIVE/ UNTO THEMSELVES BUT/ UNTO HIM WHICH DIED FOR/ THEM AND ROSE AGAIN [The authorised wording in the faculty reads: To the greater glory of God and in never fading memory of all the noble sons of this parish who laid down their lives for God King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919 this gate was erected 1919. "Oh hear ye this all ye people ponder it with your ears all ye that dwell in the world, high and low, rich and poor, one with another". Psalm 49 v 1]
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Aldred, H W
Allcroft, M
Allcroft, W
Amos, J R
Armstrong, H
Atkin, R
Bell, J
Blackburn, W
Bowman, C
Bowman, F R
See details for all 108 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 108
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 108
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone, Slate - Westmoreland, Wood
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth inset, height 640mm, width 910mm
    Materials: Slate, Synthetic Material
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth inset, height 640mm, width 910mm
    Materials: Slate, Synthetic Material
Listing information
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • Morpeth County Library Frith collection of photographs; Postcard collection shows site before and after erection of lychgate
  • Illustrated Chronicle 6 July 1920 has photo of lychgate before unveiling; 24 July 1920 reports unveiling tomorrow; 26 July 1920 reports unveiling with photos
  • Carlisle Journal 30 July 1920 page 8d
  • Newcastle Journal 13 October 1917 reports a vestry meeting for the purpose of making an application for a faculty for the erection of a lychgate as a memorial to the fallen of the war. The sketches of the proposed work drawn by Mr Martindale were submitted. Work will be proceeded with at the conclusion of the war and it is estimated to cost £230 of which £150 has been raised.

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