Birtley Cenotaph, memorial shelters, and garden wall including gate piers and railings. - List Entry

  • Description

    "...Birtley cenotaph stands in a garden on the east side of Durham Road. The memorial comprises a tall stone pylon of Heworth stone ashlar, square on plan, with rebated panels making the form of a cross on each face. The pylon stands on a two-stage base, that is raised on a circular step. ...The principal dedicatory inscription, incised into the front face of the pylon, reads TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ OFFICERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED/ OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF BIRTLEY PARISH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918/ FOR GOD/ KING AND COUNTRY/ THE/ SACRED CAUSE OF/ JUSTICE AND THE/ FREEDOM/ OF THE WORLD."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 5 months ago
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