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Muggleswick War Memorial, Muggleswick

Description: Muggleswick War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 2014
Building ID: 1420323

OS Grid Reference: NZ0442349942
OS Grid Coordinates: 404423, 549942
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8443, -1.9326

Locality: Muggleswick
County: County Durham
Postcode: DH8 9DW

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Listing Text


First World War memorial, with Second World War addition, 1919.

Reason for Listing

Muggleswick war memorial is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design: it is well-executed and well-detailed in the form of a granite Celtic cross and has interest for its high quality material and its finely carved Celtic interlace design in relief.


This war memorial was funded by public subscription and was constructed at a cost of £85; the surplus of the £171 12s 3d raised was donated to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. The memorial was unveiled in July 1919, and dedicated by the Bishop of Jarrow. One of the Fallen, Roger Lowden is recorded as having been awarded the Military Medal and another, Joseph Boyle, is buried in the surrounding churchyard marked by a CWGC headstone. In 2007 the memorial re-furbished and lost letters replaced.


First World War memorial, with Second World War addition, 1919This memorial is situated within the churchyard of All Saints, Muggleswick. The granite memorial is in the form of a Celtic cross with a tapering shaft set upon a tapered plinth, the whole placed upon a square base surrounded by a kerbstone. The shaft and the cross head are decorated with a Celtic interlace design in relief and there is a central boss. The inscription on the front face of the plinth reads: In grateful memory of/ Soldiers from this Parish/ who gave their lives for/ God, King and Country/ in the World War/ 1914-1918/ Erected by Parishioners and Friends. Below, the front face of the base reads: ‘The memory of their sacrifice is dear to us’. The right and left sides of the pedestal record the names of the seven men who fell in the First World War and the name of a single Fallen of the Second World War, ordered by forename or initials followed by Surname.

Selected Sources

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National Grid Reference: NZ0442349942

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