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Description: War Memorial in York Hill Cemetery, with Piers, Rails and Chain Around
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112245
OS Grid Reference: NZ2658834762
OS Grid Coordinates: 426588, 534762
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7072, -1.5889
NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR FIVE LANE ENDS
6/39 War memorial in
York Hill Cemetery,
with piers, rails
and chain around
War memorial. Circa 1919 for the workmen and officials of Tudhoe Colliery.
Granite; cast iron chain, wrought iron rails. High tapered pedestal, with
stepped plinth and cornice, and classical decoration to collar worked in
rough-and-polished technique, has square coping supporting life-size, well-cut
figure of woman in simple drapery, with one leg forward and hands resting
clasped below waist. Gothic-lettered inscription 'Erected by the workmen and
officials of Tudhoe Colliery in memory of their comrades who died for their
country in the Great War 1914-1918.' All four sides filled with names in
plain lettering, with ranks and regiments.
8 tapered granite dwarf piers with pointed tops are linked by iron rails, and
have chain formed by cast-iron leafy motifs looped between them, forming
square enclosure to plinth.
Listing NGR: NZ2658834762
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Source: English Heritage
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