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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Castle Morpeth
Town
Morpeth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J H ROBINSON OF MELDON, C FRANKLIN MURPHY OF MORPETH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 October 1922
    Attended by: Lord Joicey
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 April 1948
    Attended by: Canon F Baker
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 April 1948
    Attended by: Colonel N I Wright DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 October 1922
    Attended by: Canon J J Davies
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34089
Current location

Castle Bank
Morpeth
Castle Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2BX
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 20141 85505
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Blue York Stone Cenotaph. Near the top is a cast bronze laurel wreath. The names are on cast bronze plaques on all 4 faces, in raised lettering. Four smaller plaques are attached lower down for the WW2 names. The names on all 8 plaques are in 2 columns. Each plaque has a raised decorated border, and a raised line down the middle divides the names. Lettering is in Roman capitals throughout, except for ranks which are lower case.
Inscription
(Names)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN ABIDING MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF MORPETH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE WARS/ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsley, Allan
Aitken, T G
Alexander, W
Allan, P
Allan, T
Allison, J C E
Amlett, A V
Angus, P
Angus, Thos.
Appleby, W
See details for all 309 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 233
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 233
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height C 16FT
    Materials: Stone - York
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • THE CENOTAPH
  • 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
Costs

Site: £1200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Morpeth Town Council
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7961 (which also recites the history of the decision of what memorial to have)
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Illustrated Chronicle 3 August 1922 (photos during construction), 2 October 1922 (photos of the unveiling)
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 30 October 1920- proposal for it to be at the entrance to Castle Park
  • MORPETH HERALD- many editions between 31 January 1919 and the unveiling report on 6 October 1922, also 13 October 1922 (reporting 'unseemly applause' during the unveiling), 13 April 1923 (custody handed to Morpeth Town Council), 2 April 1948 and 16 April 1948

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