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Hartburn War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartburn, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1689 / 55°10'7"N

Longitude: -1.8618 / 1°51'42"W

OS Eastings: 408903

OS Northings: 586072

OS Grid: NZ089860

Mapcode National: GBR H8FN.QX

Mapcode Global: WHC2N.CBPT

Plus Code: 9C7W549Q+H7

Entry Name: Hartburn War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238272

Location: Hartburn, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hartburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Hartburn with Meldon

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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First World War memorial, 1921, by Sir Edwin Lutyens with later additions for the Second World War.


Hartburn’s war memorial stands on a small triangular green in the centre of the hamlet. It comprises a War Cross with deeply bevelled edges set on a chunky, two-stepped, base. On the south face of the base is inscribed PASS FRIEND ALL IS WELL/ 1914 HARTBURN 1919. On the north face is 1939 HARTBURN 1945.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online, the War Memorials Register and North East War Memorials Project. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 12 September 2018.


Hartburn’s war memorial was paid for by Mr and Mrs Straker of the nearby Angerton Hall, for whom Lutyens and his long-time collaborator Gertrude Jekyll had designed the Hall’s gardens in 1904. It was built by HJ Robinson of Clay House, Meldon, and was unveiled on 31 July 1921 by Colonel EPA Riddell CMG DSO, the commander of the Northumberland Infantry Brigade.

Sir Edwin Lutyens OM RA (1869-1944) was the leading English architect of his generation. Before the First World War his reputation rested on his country houses and his work at New Delhi, but during and after the war he became the pre-eminent architect for war memorials in England, France and the British Empire. While the Cenotaph in Whitehall (London) had the most influence on other war memorials, the Thiepval Arch was the most influential on other forms of architecture. He designed the Stone of Remembrance which was placed in all Imperial War Graves Commission cemeteries and in some cemeteries in England, including some with which he was not otherwise associated.

Reasons for Listing

Hartburn War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principle reasons:

* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;

* Architect: by the nationally renowned architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944), who designed extant 58 memorials at home and abroad including the Cenotaph in Whitehall;

* Design: a simple yet elegant War Cross.

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