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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Castle Morpeth
Town
Matfen
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
WILLIAM CRESSWELL (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 May 1920
    Attended by: LT GEN SIR PERCY S WILKINSON KCMG CB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 May 1920
    Attended by: Rev. H. Doudney, Vicar of Matfen
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34050
Current location

Village Green
Matfen
Castle Morpeth
Northumberland
NE20 0RP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 03097 71864
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Yorkshire Freestone Cross of Celtic type, 16 feet high, of ring head type. There are three steps at base, with a larger square pedestal on top of this, on which the inscriptions are carved. Upon this is a narrow pedestal, on which is set the tall, slender cross. The first line of the dedication is carried on the riser at the top of the pedestal. The lettering is in Gothic for the dedication and quotation, and sans serif capitals for the names. The whole is set on a green encircled by short stone posts holding a chain on two sides and low stone wall on the other two.
Inscription
South Face-TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/[names] East Face-[WW1 names] West Face-[WW1 names] North Face-Greater love hath no man / than this, that a man lay down / his life for his friends 1939-45/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akenhead, Arthur C
Armstrong, William
Beattie, Frederic G
Brown, Thomas
Charlton, Frederick
Chattaway, William H
Cowan, John R
Graham, George
Graham, Thomas F
Hall, Andrew R
See details for all 25 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, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4800MM
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
Listing information
  • Matfen 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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