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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tynedale
Town
Rochester
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Weightman, Messrs Muckle of Rothbury, Walter Wilson of Gateshead
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 Dec 1921
    Attended by: Major Clifton Brown, M.P. for Hexham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34251
Current location

Junction with side road cul-de-sac
A68
at the eastern end of the village
Rochester
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE19 1RH
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 83237 97950
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross on large square block standing on a raised stone plinth, overall height 7m. and approx. 2m square. Four stone pillars support a stone tiled pitched roof which covers the monument. A cobbled path (now cemented over) originally encircled the monument. The approach is by five stone steps leading up from the roadside. The dedication is on a plaque 3 feet high x 3 feet wide at the front. The lettering is incised using Roman capitals. The names of those who served are on the sides and back.
Inscription
Front-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS COUNTRY-/ SIDE WHO FELL IN THE CAUSE/ OF RIGHT AND FREEDOM/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) Side 1-ALSO IN GRATITUDE FOR/ SERVICE RENDERED IN/ THE SAME CAUSE BY/ (NAMES) Other side & back-[names of those who served]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, J
Beattie, J
Beattie, W
Biggs, M
Browell, O W
Brown, R
Conroy, P
Corbett, E
Corbett, F
Corbett, W
See details for all 53 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 43
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 3FT, width 3FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 2000MM, height 7000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • ROCHESTER WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
History
INSCRIPTION RE-CUT C 1960.
Costs

Memorial: £337/12/7

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • WMSR19.2
  • Redewetter No.6 Magazine of the Redesdale Society
  • Newcastle Central Library photograph 1921
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 1/4/1922 reports unveiling
  • Illustrated Chronicle 31/3/1922 carries photo of memorial.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8432
  • Northumberland Record Office Draft Order of service for unveiling on December 21st; letter from Walter James to Rev. Stephens shows £360 had been raised, and the idea of a village hall had been suggested. (NRO EP.97/23)

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