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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Sedgefield
Town
Spennymoor
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
MR E C KENMIR, MESSRS LOWES AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 October 1922
    Attended by: J H B Forster, Managing Director of Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Company
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 October 1922
    Attended by: Canon Wykes, Vicar of St Andrew's Church
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4
Current location

12
Town Square
Cheapside
Spennymoor
Sedgefield
Durham
DL16 6AG
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25849 33908
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TIERED, ORNATE COLUMN of Greenlaw Stone WITH LAUREL WREATHS AND CROSS DEPICTED ON IT.
Inscription
1914-1919/ TO THOSE MEN OF SPENNYMOOR/ URBAN DISTRICT WHO FELL/ WHILE DEFENDING/ OUR LIBERTY/ LET THEIR NAMES BE CHERISHED/ WITH GRATITUDE AND PRIDE AND THE/ REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR STEADFAST/ ENDURANCE AND GALLANT SACRIFICE/ BE ENSHRINED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abley, Ernest W
Abley, I
Abley, S
Adams, F W
Alderson, B
Alderson, G
Alderson, M
Anderson, E W
Anderson, F
Anderson, George
See details for all 484 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 360
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 360
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 123
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 123
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 3m, height 5m, width 3m
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • SPENNYMOOR U.D. WAR MEMORIAL WITH DWARF WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATE AROUND
  • 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
CIRCA 1990: REFURBISHED
Costs

Site: NIL- Given by Weardale Steel, Coal & Coke Company
Memorial: £1,025

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SPENNYMOOR TOWN COUNCIL
Reference

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