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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Durham
Town
Barnard Castle
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
W D Caroe, MR HORACE WILKINSON, Dast & Francis of Crediton
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 May 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Jarrow in place of Bishop Moule who had died very suddenly.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71264
Current location

in the school chapel
Barnard Castle School
Mount Elf Lane
off Newgate
Barnard Castle
Durham
Durham
DL12 8UN
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 05831 16288
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Oak Panelling, and stained glass window. Stained glass east window. Panelling 3 feet high x 14 feet long. Stained glass window depicts: Upper lights (1) The Lord in glory; (2) Archangel Michael; (3) Archangel Gabriel; (4) St. George; (5) St. Andrew. Lower lights (1) Crucifixion; (2) Virgin Mother; (3) Presentation in the Temple; (4) Annunciation; (5) The Centurion; (6) Christ and the doctors; (7) Sons of Zebedee. At the base of the higher lights are coats of arms including those of John Baliol and Benjamin Flounders. In the lower lights, the coats of arms in the canopies are of British Dominions; those at the base are those of School Houses. The five panels cover most of the walls themselves. Each panel bears the names in raised gold elaborate lettering. A wood panel in the Ante Chapel gives one dedication for 1939-45, with the lettering in Roman capitals.
Inscription
On window : To the Glory of God and in loving memory of the sons of this school who gave their lives for their Country in the Great War 1914-1919 Above panelling : O not in vain has been your great endeavour / for by your dyings life is born again / and greater love hath no man tokened ever / Than with his life to purchase life’s high gain (Oxenham). On Thanksgiving panel: In thankfulness to God for the safe return of / many sons of the school from the perils of the / Great War. Grant that they may live to see / Fruits of their victory / All nations drawn to Thee. The silver cord - the golden bowl - / Unbroken - whole - / Renewed - restored / We thank Thee, Lord./[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Js
Almond, Cp
Aubin, Jfg
Bailey, Rc
Bainbridge, Js
Barker, E
Barker, Re
Bell, Ag
Bentham, Ch
Bettison, Mh
See details for all 147 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 147
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Panelling
    Measurements: height 900mm, width 7200mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • Chapel immediately east of Barnard Castle School
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: c£1,700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • O.B. Records of the Great War 1914-1919 containing preliminary list of names for the panels.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6344
  • Illustrated Chronicle 8/12/1919 reports items in Note 3 of the general comments in the history tab; 25/5/1920 reports unveiling.

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