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Dudley War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Weetslade, North Tyneside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0566 / 55°3'23"N

Longitude: -1.5929 / 1°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 426105

OS Northings: 573643

OS Grid: NZ261736

Mapcode National: GBR K99Z.Y4

Mapcode Global: WHC3C.H5QC

Entry Name: Dudley War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 July 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406693

Location: North Tyneside, NE23

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Weetslade

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Dudley (North Tyneside)

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Weetslade

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Summary

First World War memorial in the form of a marble female figure, with Second World War additions.

Description

First World War memorial with Second World War additions.

Two-stepped sandstone base with a plinth surmounted by a marble female figure c. 3m high in a long dress and cloak. Her left arm is leaning on an anchor, and she is likely to be a personification of Hope. The dedication and some of the names of the Fallen are listed, in black lettering, in a single column on the front of the pedestal with more names on the sides.

The inscription reads: DUDLEY WAR MEMORIAL / THIS MONUMENT AND HOSPITAL / ARE ERECTED IN HONOURED MEMORY / OF OUR MEN WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 -1918/(58 NAMES) AND 1939-1945 (20 NAMES).

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 8 February 2017.

History

Following the First World War, funds to erect this memorial and a cottage hospital were partially raised by a self-imposed levy upon the pay of local miners. The hospital and memorial were unveiled at a ceremony on 15th September 1923, performed by J Morrison, MD of Cramlington Coal Company and Dr J Wishart; the service was conducted by Rev. J Burdon. The war memorial was moved to its present position, and turned through 90 degrees in c. 1986 when the cottage hospital was replaced by the present surgery.

Reasons for Listing

Dudley war memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* It is a poignant reminder of the impact of tragic world events upon an individual community
* It has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context
* it is a well executed memorial incorporating a tall marble figure likely to be a personification of Hope.

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