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Latitude: 54.7072 / 54°42'25"N
Longitude: -1.5889 / 1°35'19"W
OS Eastings: 426588
OS Northings: 534762
OS Grid: NZ265347
Mapcode National: GBR KGB0.TD
Mapcode Global: WHC4X.KYL8
Entry Name: War Memorial in York Hill Cemetery, with Piers, Rails and Chain Around
Listing Date: 14 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121479
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112245
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 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
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.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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