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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Wear Valley
Town
Coundon
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Allison & Sons of Bishop Auckland
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 Sep 1921
    Attended by: Col. F. Walton, M.C., who stood in for Col. Vaux.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 Nov 2007
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71490
Current location

Triangular site at Shop Hill Bank
Church Street/Wharton Street junction
Coundon
Wear Valley
Durham
DL14 8QU
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 23652 29898
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sculptue of a WW1 soldier holding a rifle surmounting a square plinth, two steps and a base. The whole is enclosed by railings and a gravel surround.
Inscription
To the Glory of God / and / in thankful remembrance / of the men / of this township / who made the supreme sacrifice / during the European War / 1914-1918 / and the World War / 1939-1945. /Their name liveth for evermore./[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, J
Allison, W
Angle, J
Arnison, A
Atkinson, A
Atkinson, S
Banks, G
Beal, T
Blenkinshipp, R
Blenkinsopp, W
See details for all 212 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 174
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 174
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
Listing information
  • Coundon 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
The 2007 restoration of the statue and landscaping cost £50,000-see notes
Costs

Comments: Messrs. Bolchow, Vaughan & Co. gave £70
Memorial: £450

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6767
  • Evening Despatch 26/9/1921 reports unveiling
  • Darlington and Stockton Times 1/10/1921 reports unveiling
  • Durham County Record Office File C Mil (P) has cutting with photograph, possibly dated 15/01/1969, of the soldier statue
  • Durham County Advertiser 28/07/2005 reports efforts to replace the statue; 30/09/1921 reports unveiling
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 15/7/1920; 15/4/1920 reports amount raised; 19/8/1920 shows picture of proposed memorial; 13/1/1921 reports fund raising; 28/7/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 29/9/1921 reports unveiling
  • Northern Echo 26/9/1921 reports unveiling; 11/11/2006 reports proposals to restore the statue; 29/10/2007 reports restoration progress

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