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Spennymoor U.d. War Memorial with Dwarf Walls, Railings and Gate Around

A Grade II Listed Building in Spennymoor, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6995 / 54°41'58"N

Longitude: -1.6004 / 1°36'1"W

OS Eastings: 425849

OS Northings: 533908

OS Grid: NZ258339

Mapcode National: GBR KG83.94

Mapcode Global: WHC53.D44L

Entry Name: Spennymoor U.d. War Memorial with Dwarf Walls, Railings and Gate Around

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112261

Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Spennymoor

Built-Up Area: Spennymoor

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Tudhoe Grange

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR HIGH STREET
(East end)
Spennymoor

6/60 Spennymoor U.D.
War Memorial with
dwarf walls,
railings and
gate around
II

War memorial. 1923 by E.C. Kenmir for Spennymoor Urban District. Site the
gift of the Weardale Iron and Coal Company. Sandstone ashlar; wrought iron
railings and gate. Baroque style. 4 Ionic piers on large square base support
entablature, on which rests panelled square base of smaller piers supporting
entablature with dome above; prominent cornices to entablatures and to upper
base. Square-section blocks on each base, the lower with low-relief sword and
'PRO DEO ET PRO PATRIA' on west, and names of dead, without ranks, on other 3
sides; added panels sloping from base to these, at north and south, bear names
of dead in second World War. Long inscription below cross refers to the men
falling 'while defending our liberty' and ends 'this people ... whose hearths
they saved from shame for many and many an age proclaim ETERNAL HONOUR TO
THEIR NAMES - THE GLORIOUS DEAD'.

Dwarf walls forming square enclosure have chamfered coping; railings of square-
section iron have top and bottom rails; principals are set into walls; heads
are graduated downwards between principals; narrow gate in similar style on
west side.

Sources: information Mr. F.A. Kenmir ; and H.C. Surtees, The History of the
Parishes of Tudhoe and Sunnybrow, (Mainsforth), 1925.


Listing NGR: NZ2584933908


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 7 February 2017.

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