New Brancepeth War Memorial

  • Description

    "....The c6.5m tall memorial stands in front of New Brancepeth Village Hall (formerly the Miners’ Institute, not listed). In polished red granite, it comprises a two stage base, square on plan, from which rises a central pier with a column to each corner. The columns support the pedimented and pinnacled top of the pier. A domed drum on top of the pediment supports a draped urn. Commemorated names are listed on the faces of the central pier, at the foot of which is inscribed: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ BELONGING TO NEW BRANCEPETH. The incised letters are gilded. The Second World War inscription, in black lettering, reads: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 8 months ago
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