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The Cenotaph

A Grade II Listed Building in Morpeth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1635 / 55°9'48"N

Longitude: -1.6854 / 1°41'7"W

OS Eastings: 420141

OS Northings: 585506

OS Grid: NZ201855

Mapcode National: GBR J8NQ.XV

Mapcode Global: WHC2R.2GPZ

Entry Name: The Cenotaph

Listing Date: 15 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490084

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Morpeth

Built-Up Area: Morpeth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Morpeth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


1632/0/10010 CASTLE BANK
15-APR-03 Carlisle Park
(West side)
The Cenotaph


War memorial. 1921-22, modified with additional plaques 1946-47. Designed by C Franklin Murphy and unveiled by Lord Joicey on October 1st 1922. Moulded ashlar with bronze decoration.
The tall stone memorial stands on low paved plinth with ashlar retaining wall. Memorial is square in plan with low square projections at each corner. Stepped and moulded plinth has small bronze plaques attached recording the names of those local men who died in the Second World War. Tall memorial has two sunken panels to each face, the lower one on each side contains a large bronze plaque inscribed with the names of those local men who died in the First World War. The upper panels on each face contain a stone cross in relief decorated with a bronze laurel wreath. The whole is memorial topped with a bold moulded cornice with prominent dentils.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 8 February 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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