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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wear Valley
Town
Hunwick
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Herbert Wauthier (Designer)
F Osborne and Co. Ltd (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 21 Aug 1920
    Attended by: Mr. W.H. Hustler-Hustler
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 Aug 1920
    Attended by: Rev. Canon W.F. Cosgrove; Vicar of Holy Trinity, Darlington
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 Aug 1920
    Attended by: Mr. W.H. Hustler-Hustler
  • Show More (2)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71372
Current location

St Paul's Church
Station Road
Hunwick
Wear Valley
Durham
DL15 0JX
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 19132 32606
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • High Grange Mission Hall
    High Grange
    Wear Valley
    Durham
    DL15 8BX
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 17357 31847
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Mission Hall.- The mission hall building was an Army Hut which had been used in a prisoner of war camp at Stanhope during the war. “The interior has been beautifully decorated and fitted up for religious purposes, and the whole of the work was voluntarily done by parishioners.” (Northern Echo ) “The interior is tastefully decorated with wood panelling half way up the wall the rest being colour-washed. The east end of the church is coloured a pale cream with red dossal hangings and later fittings to match. Part of the altar fittings were transferred from the local Council Schools, where services had previously been held.” (Auckland Chronicle ). Brass Plaque on wooden backboard with chamfered edge carries the dedication inside a slightly sunken centre panel. At centre top is a cross, with the dates “1914” and “1918” on each side. Names are listed in two columns. Lettering is in blue Roman capitals.
Inscription
High Grange War Memorial Mission/ This building was erected to the glory of God / and in loving memory of / [Names] / who laid down their lives for King and Country in the Great War./Greater love hath no man than this
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cherry, James
Davison, George
Elliott, James Copeland
English, Matthew
Hardy, Joseph Wallace
Hird, Emanuel
Knight, John Edward
Llewellyn, English
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Tin
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 460mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Public subscription. The hut was re-erected by voluntary labour under the direction of Coun.W.J. Pescod.
Reference
  • The Monumental Brasses of County Durham William Lack, H. Martin Stuchfield and Philip Whittemore 2002 ISBN 095 4327101
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9966
  • Darlington & Stockton Times (North) 28/08/1920 reports opening
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 26/8/1920 reports unveiling
  • Northern Echo 23/8/1920 reports unveiling
  • The Parish Church of St Paul, Hunwick A Short History by Richard Ashby

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