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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tynedale
Town
Simonburn
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Designer)
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 May 1920
    Attended by: Brigadier General W.H. Allgood, C.M.G., D.S.O.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 May 1920
    Attended by: The Rector
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34237
Current location

Village Green
Simonburn
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE48 3AR
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 87143 73598
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by square pedestal, tapering shaft and wheel cross. In scription on oneside of the pedestal. Whole enclosed by chain link fence and eight posts.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND/ IN ABIDING MEMORY OF THOSE MEN/ OF THE PARISH OF SIMONBURN/ WHO FOR HOME AND COUNTRY/ SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR THIS/ CROSS STANDS HERE IN OUR MIDST./ MDCCCCXX
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 2850mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, VILLAGE GREEN
  • 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
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8843
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on this memorial in his book In Silent Fortitude, 2011 Ergo Press ISBN 9780955751098
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 5 May 1920 reports proposed unveiling; 21 May 1920 reports delay in unveiling through late arrival of tablet; 24 May 1920 reports unveiling 30 May.
  • Alnwick & County Gazette 29 May 1920 announces unveiling on 30 May 1920.
  • Hexham Courant carries report of unveiling.
  • Morpeth Herald 4 June 1920 gives brief report of unveiling ceremony.

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