Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
First World War (1914-1918)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 February 1936
    Attended by: Bishop of Newcastle
Not lost
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Current location

In centre of north transept aisle
Hexham Abbey
Beaumont Street
NE46 3NB

OS Grid Ref: NY 93534 64126
Denomination: Church of England

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Altar with cross and pair of candlesticks. Wooden altar has five legs and traceried antipendium. Wooden cross and two candlesticks with matching detail on shafts. Both candlesticks and cross painted a gold colour. Various other memorial objects referred to including standard lights, flower bowl, cruets, altar book, paten, linen, burse and veil kneeling mat, prayer desk and carpet.
Altar: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918. Cross: In memory of the/ men of Hexham/ 1914 1918 (Exact spacing unknown.)
Inscription legible?
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Altar
    Measurements: depth 685mm, height 890mm, width 2130mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c 450mm, width c 230mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Candle holder
    Measurements: height 275mm, width 185mm
    Materials: Unknown
  • Lamp or Lighting
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Vase
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Paten
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Prayer desk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Kneeler
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information

Comments: The altar and kneeler were donated anonymously. Miss Calcutt donated the cross, two candlesticks and unknown number of vases. Other items in the chapel were donated by others in memory of someone. These items include standard lights, large flower bowl, cruets, altar book, paten, altar linens, burse and veil, kneeling mat, prayer desk and carpet.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • Hexham Parish Magazine June 1917; August 1918; May & June 1921; Aug. 1923; March 1935; March, April & July 1936
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 22 September 1917 reports a vestry meeting in 1917, among other items discussed “it was agreed to approve the erection of a chapel in the Abbey, as a memorial to Lieut. Cuthbert Farrar Savage, N.F., killed in action, and in recognition of the work of Canon Savage as Rector of Hexham during the past 19 years
  • The Newcastle Journal 17 September 1917 reports Vestry meeting to approve the erection in the abbey of a chapel as a memorial to Lieut. C.F. Savage and the many years of work of Canon Savage his father

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