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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Tynedale
Town
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34067
Current location

Memorial Park
Beaumont Street
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 2EB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93443 63926
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
MEMORIAL PARK WITH GATEWAY AND ORNAMENTAL GATES, CONSISTING OF DOUBLE MAIN GATES AND SMALLER PEDESTRIAN GATES. GATES FLANKED BY ORNAMENTAL RAILINGS. OVAL PLAQUES MOUNTED ON TWO MAIN GATEPOSTS.
Inscription
THESE GATES/ WERE PRESENTED BY/ T.W. BENSON, ESQ./ OF ALLERWASH,/ WHO ALSO BY HIS GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION, ENABLED/ THE TOWN OF HEXHAM/ TO ACQUIRE THESE GROUNDS/ AS A PUBLIC PARK/ 1912/ THESE GATES WERE/ ERECTED/ BY/ T.W. BENSON, ESQ.,/ OF ALLERWASH/ IN MEMORY OF HIS BROTHER/ COLONEL G.E. BENSON/ 1912
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Benson, Ge
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: height 1830mm, width 15,300mm
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 430mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Bronze
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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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