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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tynedale
Town
Stocksfield
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Dixon & Son Ltd of Newcastle, William Strachan of Riding Mill
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 12 Febuary 1921
    Attended by: Viscountess Allendale
  • Rededicated
    Date: 9 November 2008
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1946
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Opened
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Lady Armstrong
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 February 1921
    Attended by: VISCOUNTESS ALLENDALE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34267
Current location

beside the Broomley Schools
A695
Stocksfield
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE43 7NN
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 05776 61548
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cornish Granite Cross and garden. The cross of wheel type decorated with sword in half relief stands on a rough stone pedestal, which rests on two stone steps. At the base of the shaft is a bronze plaque bearing the names from 1939-45. The names from 1914-18 are on the front face of the main pedestal, listed in two columns divided by a vertical line. On the riser of the step below is a plaque bearing the words “Our Glorious Dead” in Roman capitals. The names are in raised sans serif capitals. Behind the cross is a Nurse's house, two storeyed brick built (pebble dashed as of 2016) house of two bays with central door. Above the door is inscribed "Stocksfield War Memorial". Built of brick, surrounded by a garden, and containing a sitting room, storeroom for medicines, bandages, etc., kitchen, domestic offices, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The building is surrounded by about a quarter of an acre of ground.
Inscription
Plaque1: 1914 OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1918 Plaque 3:1939/ (NAMES)/ 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arkle, Norman Armitage
Armstrong, Robert
Bell, Clifford
Bewick, Sidney
Bibby, David
Bright, Joseph A
Brown, Sheila Dm
Cusworth, Frank H
Darney, Thomas B
Davidson, Herbert Nicholson
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1750MM, height 3000MM, width 2050MM
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
  • STOCKSFIELD 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
In 2008 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £725 towards replacement of the bronze plaque inscribed with the names of the fallen of World War I. The original plaque had been stolen on 7 March 2008; the theft had been investigated by the police, but the case closed. An exact replica was produced and fitted to the memorial and was rededicated on Remembrance Sunday 2008
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: COST OF MEMORIAL INCLUDED THE NURSES HOMES behind the memorial. SITE GIVEN BY LORD ALLENDALE.
Memorial: c £1,520

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8876 (for the cross) www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8879 (for the nurses home)
  • Micelee: the tale of a Northumbrian village Ivan Seymour; Pentland Press, 2000 reports the setting up of seats
  • A Pleasant retreat Bywell, Stocksfield and District Millennium 2000 Robert Browell and Dennis Harding. ISBN 0952588897 inc. biographical details of some of the names
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/stocksfield-memorial-plaque-stolen/
  • The Journal 11/03/2008 reports theft of plaque;19/3/2008 reports promise of help towards a replacement
  • Hexham Courant 23/2/1996 feature 75 years ago mentions the unveiling of the war memorial; 15/11/1996 feature 75 years ago reports unveiling; 22/11/1996 feature 50 years ago reports unveiling of WWII plaque
  • War Memorials Trust WM387 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=425
  • Illustrated Chronicle 14/2/1921 reports laying of foundation stone with architect’s drawing; 8/6/1921 carries photos of almost-finished house; 12/11/1921 reports official opening with photos
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 13/3/1920 reports proposal to erect the cottage, that plan had been chosen; 5/4/1920 reports a silver collection in aid of the Cottage Hospital War Memorial
  • Hexham Courant 13/3/1920 lists names for public approval
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 13/3/1920 reports cross is nearing completion; 7/11/1921 reports fund raising event;
  • Hexham Weekly News 20/6/1919 reports proposals to erect a memorial for the parishes of Bywell and Broomley including a nurse's home if sufficient funds were raised; 18/11/1921 reports laying of foundation stone.

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