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Lych Gate, St John's Church


The oak framed lych gate to St John the Divine's Church in Ackington was built to commemorate those in the parish who were lost in the First World War. It was unveiled on the 8th of October 1921 in a ceremony attended by the Duke of Northumberland. A plaque was also installed in the church. The lych gate was renovated in 1953 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 2015, with funding from the War Memorials Trust, the lych gate was restored for the First World War centenary.

Acklington Historic Buildings in Acklington Civil Parish War Memorials Acklington at War Lych Gate Church of St John The Divine
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Parish Church of St John Acklington

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Acklington (St John the Divine's Churchyard - Lychgate)
- "...Unveiled on 08/10/1921 at a ceremony attended by the Duke of Northumberland. Renovated in 1953 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Repaired and restored in November 2015 ...

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Acklington at War
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Acklington at War
- During the First World War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England. These have been made available by Newcastle Libraries.
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Lych Gate to Church of St. John the Divine - Acklington - List Entry
- "Lych gate as World War I memorial,c.1920. Pegged oak frame, with pebbledashed gable infill, on ashlar base; Lakeland slate roof. Low walls with chamfered coping carry open frame ...

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List number: 1041919
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NU2271901917

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