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Choppington War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Choppington, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1518 / 55°9'6"N

Longitude: -1.6011 / 1°36'4"W

OS Eastings: 425516

OS Northings: 584235

OS Grid: NZ255842

Mapcode National: GBR K88W.41

Mapcode Global: WHC2S.CRSX

Plus Code: 9C7W592X+PG

Entry Name: Choppington War Memorial

Listing Date: 28 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391430

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494614

Location: Choppington, Northumberland, NE62

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: North Bedlington

Built-Up Area: Choppington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Choppington St Paul the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Description

1761/0/10007

WESTGREEN
Choppington
Choppington War Memorial
28-NOV-05
II
War Memorial 1925 by G Burn of Bebside; Heworth stone and bronze. Rectangular stone pedestal with side wings; moulded copings. Rests on two concrete steps. Bronze plaque affixed to front of pedestal contains classical figures and dedication and names of the fallen of the First World War; small plaque below commemorating Cyprus conflict; bronze plaques on either side wing recording the fallen of the Second World War.

Main Inscription on front reads "THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ FOLLOWING BRAVE MEN OF/ CHOPPINGTON DISTRICT /WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR/ COUNTRY'S CAUSE.
"MAY THEIR REWARD BE AS/ GREAT AS THEIR SACRIFICE"

Inscription below reads "CYPRUS"
Inscription on side wings reads "WORLD WAR/1939 to 1945"

HISTORY: This memorial was designed by Mr. G Burn of Bebside and made by J.W. Reed of Newcastle at a cost of £250. The memorial was unveiled on 9th April 1925 by Sapper George Smith and was dedicated by Rev. J Burdon. It was moved from its original location outside the Choppington Miner's War Memorial Institute to the present site in 1953.

SOURCES: North East War Memorials Project (Ref 33843)

A First World War Memorial erected in 1925 with Second World War and Cyprus Conflict additions. Designated Grade II listing.


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, 9 February 2017.

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