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Latitude: 55.1875 / 55°11'15"N
Longitude: -1.5182 / 1°31'5"W
OS Eastings: 430775
OS Northings: 588245
OS Grid: NZ307882
Mapcode National: GBR K8VG.36
Mapcode Global: WHC2M.NW81
Entry Name: Newbiggin War Memorial
Listing Date: 28 November 2005
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391433
English Heritage Legacy ID: 494615
Location: Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, NE64
Civil Parish: Newbiggin by the Sea
Built-Up Area: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Woodhorn with Newbiggin
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
1761/0/10008 WOODHORN ROAD
28-NOV-05 Newbiggin War Memorial
First World War Memorial, for Newbiggin Colliery Co. by Messrs Cackett and Burns Dick. Granite, sandstone and bronze. Doric granite column mounted on square pedestal with circular stepped base; set in centre of large circular platform. Concrete seat with panelled parapet encloses three-quarters of circumference. Bronze tablet on front of pedestal has the inscription
"To the Glorious Memory/of the 575 Officers and men/from Newbiggin Colliery/who served in the/Great War 1914-1918/of whom 92/died in the Cause/of/Liberty"
HISTORY: Commissioned by Newbiggin Colliery Co, 40% of whose workforce joined up during the First World War. It was designed by Messrs. Cackett and Burns Dick of Newcastle and unveiled on the 9th July 1921 by Major-General Sir R A Kerr Montgomery.
SOURCES: North East War Memorials Project Ref 33916
A well designed example of a First World War Memorial which evinces strong ties with the members of Newbiggin Colliery who fought and died. Recommended for listing in Grade II.
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.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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