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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Tynedale
Town
Prudhoe
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Palestine (1918-1948), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Falklands Conflict (1982), Gulf War (1990-1991)
Maker
MESSRS KNOWES, OLIVER AND LEESON (Architect)
Thomas Murray Armstrong (probably) (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1921
    Attended by: The Duke of Northumberland
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 13 October 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: October 1921
    Attended by: Canon Boot (should have been the Bishop of Newcastle)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34216

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Current location

St Mary Magdalene Church
Kepwell Court
Prudhoe
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE42 5PE
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 095 630
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Half Timbered, Gabled Lych Gate. Over the gateway is the dedication for 1914-1918, incised and painted gold in Old English script. There are two panels, one on each side of the gate, which bear the names in two columns on each panel. The lettering is incised and gilded using elaborate script. In 2018 more panels were placed with names for 1914-1918 alongside the former ones. Lettering is in two columns incised and gilded using Roman lower case lettering. At the further end, two panels have been placed on either side of the doorway, each listing WW2 names in a single column on each, lettering is incised and gilded Roman lower case. Above it, across the lintel, is the dedication in gilded Roman capitals. There is also a further panel listing names from post 1945 with room to add more of required.
Inscription
Over the entrance- 1914 THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ENGLAND 1918 Over the exit- 1939 IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addy, M
Allison, P
Allport, M
Anderson, G
Anderson, W
Appleby, J
Appleby, O
Baird, J
Bannister, S
Barron, T
See details for all 94 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 214
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 214
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Pine
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Flagpole
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
1995- Full Repairs including regilding the lettering and one of the names boards had split
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8374
  • Hexham Courant 22 November 2018 identified the builder, "according to a strong family tradition)
  • Hexham Courant 29 November 1996 reports that the 1995 vandalism had been repaired, and plans to provide a new roof as well
  • Hexham Courant 18 October 1996- feature 75 years ago reports the unveiling
  • The Journal 24 and 26 January 1995 reported vandalism-defaced with spray paint, soldier's names scratched off and knives stuck into the wood
  • Hexham Courant 14 October 1994 reports the poor state of the lych gate
  • The Courant 5 October 1990 reports installation of the flag pole, for £395, by Prudhoe Town Council
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 22 October 1921 reports the unveiling
  • Illustrated Chronicle 1 October 1921 has a progress report; 20 October 1921 reports the unveiling with photographs

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