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Memorial details

Memorial type
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Robert Mauchlen (Designer)
  • Unveiled
    Date: Sep 1921
    Attended by:
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

Bellingham Cemetery
The Croft
NE48 2JY

OS Grid Ref: NY 83415 82939
Denomination: Undefined

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Lychgate. Estimated overall height 15-16 feet. Overall width, 19 feet 2 inches including a 1 foot buttress at each side of inner wall; arch is 8 feet 9 inches high x 7 feet 10 inches wide. Wooden gates are each 4 feet 7 inches high and 3 feet 8 inches wide on their hinges. Over the arch, a stone sword overlaid with a wreath have been carved and fixed to the wall, with the sword blade overlying the words "In Memoriam" carved in relief on a stone plaque. There are also small recesses lower down on the front on either side of the gates which bear the dates "1914-1918" and "1939-1945" on the panel at their back. The names of those who served and those who died in 1914-18 are incised in three columns on the north wall inside the gate, and carried over to the south wall. The names for 1939-45 are listed in a single column in a north recess on the right hand wall. All lettering is in Roman capitals.
Over entrance: "In Memoriam 1914-18" On north wall inside: "To the glory of God and in proud / memory of the men from / this countryside who fell in / the cause of right and freedom / (names) / "also in gratitude for services / rendered in the same cause by those / named below and on the opposite wall". b. On stone inside lychgate : To Those / who died in / the World War / 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Aggas, J B
Allen, J Stanley
Allen, Robt
Anderson, John R
Andison, Jas
Armstrong, E
Armstrong, G
Armstrong, G
Armstrong, H
Armstrong, J
See details for all 175 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 167
    Served and returned: 136
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
Some of the letters are barely readable, and in some cases only the vestiges of letters remain.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • WMSB18.1
  • In Silent Fortitude: In Memory of the Men of the North Tyne Valley who Fell in the Great War; Alan Isaac Grint; 2011; Ergo Press; ISBN 9780955751097
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 14/1/1920 reports that the response to fund raising is good;
  • Hexham Courant 1919 passim reports fund raising; 27/9/96 reports unveiling in item "75 years ago".

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