Fatfield War Memorial

  • Description

    "...War Memorial was unveiled by Mr Austin Kirkup at an ecumenical service held on 22 July 1922. It commemorates 103 local servicemen who died in the First World War: 420 men from the parish had joined up. The memorial cost £300, raised by public subscription, whilst the plot of land was given by the Earl of Durham....In 1928 a severe gale damaged the memorial and the cross head was removed. Following the Second World War 12 names were added to the pedestal to mark those who fell in that conflict. The memorial stood on Worm Hill but was moved in 1997 c130m south to Bonemill Lane, at which time it was cleaned and new railings were erected to form an enclosure....A replacement cross head was carved, fitted and dedicated in 2012. Whilst slightly shorter and without the original ornamentation at the foot of the cross head, this replacement is a faithful copy of the original blind Celtic cross...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1436957
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 7 months ago
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