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War Memorial in York Hill Cemetery, with Piers, Rails and Chain Around

A Grade II Listed Building in Spennymoor, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7072 / 54°42'25"N

Longitude: -1.5889 / 1°35'19"W

OS Eastings: 426588

OS Northings: 534762

OS Grid: NZ265347

Mapcode National: GBR KGB0.TD

Mapcode Global: WHC4X.KYL8

Entry Name: War Memorial in York Hill Cemetery, with Piers, Rails and Chain Around

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112245

Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Spennymoor

Built-Up Area: Spennymoor

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Tudhoe Grange

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


6/39 War memorial in
York Hill Cemetery,
with piers, rails
and chain around

War memorial. Circa 1919 for the workmen and officials of Tudhoe Colliery.
Granite; cast iron chain, wrought iron rails. High tapered pedestal, with
stepped plinth and cornice, and classical decoration to collar worked in
rough-and-polished technique, has square coping supporting life-size, well-cut
figure of woman in simple drapery, with one leg forward and hands resting
clasped below waist. Gothic-lettered inscription 'Erected by the workmen and
officials of Tudhoe Colliery in memory of their comrades who died for their
country in the Great War 1914-1918.' All four sides filled with names in
plain lettering, with ranks and regiments.

8 tapered granite dwarf piers with pointed tops are linked by iron rails, and
have chain formed by cast-iron leafy motifs looped between them, forming
square enclosure to plinth.

Listing NGR: NZ2658834762

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, 7 February 2017.

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

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