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Memorial details

Memorial type
Memorial homes / Alms houses
District
Derwentside
Town
Shotley Bridge
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
JR Surtees
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 7 Sep 1921
    Attended by: Mrs. F. Priestman
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 Nov 2013
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1992
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 Nov 2014
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 Sep 1921
    Attended by: Colonel WH Ritson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34223
Current location

Memorial Cottages
Off A694
Shotley Bridge
Derwentside
Durham
DH8 0HP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 09211 53175
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Row of three terraced cottages with dedicatory sandstone tablet. Incised inscription in black painted lettering. In the right front garden is a stone boulder with the edges left rough, telling the story of the restoration in memory of the dead in all conflicts since the Great War. The lettering is incised in Roman capitals and painted black. In the left front garden is a stone with a dedication for 1939-45 and three columns of names.
Inscription
TABLET: THESE COTTAGES WERE/ ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ MEN FROM THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (Names...) New tablet added in 2014-These cottages were/ erected in memory of/ men from this neighbourhood/ who died as a result of/service in the Great War/[names] STONE in right hand front garden: THE RESTORATION OF/ THESE COTTAGES IN 1992/ IS DEDICATED TO THE/ MEMORY OF THOSE/ SERVICE PERSONNEL/ FROM THE AREA WHO/ HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES/ IN WORLDWIDE CONFLICT/ SINCE THE END OF THE/ GREAT WAR IN DEFENCE OF/ FREEDOM./ THEY WILL BE/ REMEMBERED ALWAYS. Stone in left hand front garden- Dedicated to the men from the Community of Shotley Bridge/ who lost their lives in the Second World War 1939 to 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Angus, Cw
Armstrong, Henry J
Armstrong, William
Barron, Cedric S
Bell, Le
Broadley, Kwj
Campbell, Gw
Carson, John
Charlton, Joseph
Colling, George E
See details for all 70 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
1992: COTTAGES RESTORED AFTER THEY WERE LEFT EMPTY FOR 10 YEARS AND WERE SUBJECT TO VANDALISM. THE SHOTLEY VILLAGE TRUST TOOK ON THE TASK OF RESTORING THEM WHEN THEY WERE AT RISK OF BEING DEMOLISHED. They were built by the Shotley Bridge Recognition Fund
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: The Piele family gave the site and ‘handsome donations’. Over £4,000 was raised

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Shotley Bridge War Memorial Cottages Trust
Reference
  • WMSS27.1
  • Website giving casualty details-www.shotleybridgemc.derwentside.org.uk/shotley_bridge.htm
  • Northern Echo 10/11/2013 reports WW2 dedication: 09/11/2014 reports new WW1 plaque
  • Newspaper cutting re outcry against demolition in local free Consett newspaper undated but about June 1989
  • History of Derwent Flour Mill Society Ltd., Shotley Bridge Jubilee 1872 – 1922 G.T. Hyden, JP., Pelaw on Tyne Co-operative Wholesale Society’s Printing Works, 1922 P.67 gives some details.
  • llustrated Chronicle 8/9/1921 reports official opening with photos.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8832

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