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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
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
NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR HIGH STREET
6/60 Spennymoor U.D.
War Memorial with
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
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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