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Newbiggin War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494615

Location: Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, NE64

County: Northumberland

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

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Listing Text

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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