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Memorial details

Memorial type
Triptych
District
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Town
Jesmond
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
FRANCIS NEWBERY
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 13th September 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34539
Current location

ST HILDAS CHURCH
Jesmond
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 250 660
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
HIGHLY DECORATIVE TRIPTYCH WITH INSCRIPTION ON THE REAR. FIGURES DEPICTED ON EACH OF THE INNER PANELS. WOODEN BOARD PLACED NEARBY WITH HAND PAINTED DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION AND THE LIST OF THOSE WHO DIED ON IT. OUTER PANELS: THESE DEPICT THE ANNUCIATION WITH THE VIRGIN MARY AND THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL SHOWN IN A GARDEN THE TREE OF LIFE IS DEPICTED IN THE IMAGE WITH SPRING FLOWERS SHOWN ON THE LEFT AND AUTUMN FLOWERS SHOWN ON THE RIGHT. INNER PANELS, CENTRE: THE VIRGIN MARY IS DEPICTED WITH THE CHRIST CHILD ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PANEL. STANDING WITH THEM IS ST HILDA WHO IS SHOWN ADORING THE CHRIST CHILD. SHE HOLDS A PASTORAL STAFF IN HER LEFT HAND AND A MODEL OF WHITBY ABBEY IN HER RIGHT. A CULLERCOATS FISHWIFE IN TRADITIONAL DRESS IS SHOWN IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OFFERING TWO FISHES. A MINER, IN HIS WORKING CLOTHES, IS DEPICTED OPPOSITE HER GIVING COAL AS AN OFFERING. BEHIND HIM STANDS AND ENGINEER HOLDING A CONTEMPORARY MODEL OF A NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE, A SAILOR HOLDING A FULLY RIGGED THREE MASTED BARQUE AND ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA HOLDING A SMALL CHILD IN HIS LEFT ARM AND INTRODUCING THE SAILOR TO THE VIRGINS PRESENCE WITH HIS RIGHT HAND. ARMS OF NEWCASTLE SHOWN IN THE LEFT OPHREY AND ARMS OF WHITBY SHOWN IN THE RIGHT OPHREY. INNER PANELS, LEFT AND RIGHT HAND SIDES: A ROMAN CENTURION AND A NORMAN KNIGHT ARE DEPICTED ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE AND A SAILOR AND A NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIER ARE DEPICTED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
Inscription
TRIPTYCH : TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION AND PARISH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919 R. F. SMYTH - VICAR, O. B. RICHARDSON & K. H. VICKERS - CHURCHWARDENS, FEAST OF ST HILDA NOVEMBER 1919, INVT: ET PINXT; FRA: H. NEWBERY BOARD: IN MEMORIAM/ (...)/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Triptych
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • JESMOND CHURCH OF ST HILDA
  • 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
1954: TRIPTYCH MOVED FROM THE LADY CHAPEL TO THE NORTH AISLE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • WMSJ1.5

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