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Memorial details

Memorial type
Arch
District
Tynedale
Town
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th October 1919
    Attended by: LT GEN SIR PERCY S WILKINSON KCMG CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34051
Current location

Park entrance slightly up the street from the Abbey
Beaumont St
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 3LZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93500 64013
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
17TH OR 18TH CENTURY TRIUMPHAL ARCHED GATEWAY ON WHICH A PLAQUE IS MOUNTED ON EACH PILLAR. RUSTICATED, MOULDED IMPOST AND ARCHI-VAULT, ENTABLATURE AND SEGMENTED PEDIMENT OVER.
Inscription
(LH PILLAR) THIS ARCH WAS PRESENTED TO THE/ TOWN TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES/ OF THE 4TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSIL - / IERS (TF) IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM/ DURING THE WAR 1915 - 1918 (RH PILLAR) THE BATTALION MOBILISED AT HEXHAM/ ON AUGUST 4TH 1914
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: height 2070MM, width 820MM
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 35mm, height 810mm, width 510mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 6000MM, width 3500MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • THE HEXHAM PARKS
  • 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
Restored 1998 in time for 80th anniversary of Armistice Day.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: The gift of James T.Robb JP
Responsibility
Hexham Urban District Council [Tynedale Council since 1974]
Reference
  • Hexham Courant 8/3/1919 contains letter from Mr. Robb regarding his intention to give the gateway; 1/11/1919 reports unveiling, with picture; 13/11/1998 reports restoration.
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814 Faith and Fire Within
  • Haltwhistle Echo 31/10/1919 reports at length on the unveiling.
  • Hexham Historian No. 17 carries an article entitled “Sports, War and Business” which tells the story of three sons of James T. Robb. Published by Hexham Local History Society. ISSN 1323-0563. www.hexhamhistorian.org.
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 5/3/1919 reports acceptance of arch; 1/11/1919 reports unveiling.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7592
  • The Journal 6/11/1998 and 7/11/98 reports repairs in time for 80th Armistice Day anniversary.
  • Carlisle Journal 28/10/1919 page 5b
  • WMSH51.2

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