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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Derwentside
Town
Burnopfield
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W AYTON & SONS (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th January1921
    Attended by: Major Shiel DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th January 1921
    Attended by: Revd J Madill
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41742
Current location

on a steeply sloping site
junction of New Road and Front Street
Burnopfield
Derwentside
Durham
NE16 6LU
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 17734 56861
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite memorial- obelisk on tapering pedestal on a 4 stage base, the whole within a raised kerb which may originally have had railings around. On top of the pedestal is a projecting decorated stone which bears a laurel wreath on each side. The dedication and names are incised and gilded in Roman capitals on all sides of the pedestal. The dates are raised in a sunken panel on the bottom step. The names for WW2 have been added to the risers of the bottom step.
Inscription
IN THANKFUL RECOGNITION OF/ THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR SERVICES/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR./ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR/ HIS FRIENDS/ ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF/ BURNOPFIELD AND DISTRICT/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, T
Anderson, W
Anderson, W
Armstrong, S
Atkinson, H
Baker, R
Baker, T
Beestone, G
Bell, E
Bell, G
See details for all 141 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 133
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 133
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment/service
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Burnopfield 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
DATE UNKNOWN: OBELISK HAS SUFFERED FROM GRAFITTI AND VANDALISM BUT IT HAS NOW BEEN CLEANED
Costs

Site: £1,600 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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