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Latitude: 55.0567 / 55°3'24"N
Longitude: -2.2028 / 2°12'10"W
OS Eastings: 387143
OS Northings: 573599
OS Grid: NY871735
Mapcode National: GBR F91Z.W3
Mapcode Global: WHB1Y.4599
Plus Code: 9C7V3Q4W+MV
Entry Name: War Memorial, Village Green
Listing Date: 17 March 2006
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391546
English Heritage Legacy ID: 494774
Location: Simonburn, Northumberland, NE48
Civil Parish: Simonburn
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Simonburn
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
1388/0/10007 War Memorial, Village Green
War Memorial, 1920 by Messrs Hart, Son, Peard and Co. Ltd. Stone. Celtic cross; cross head decorated with Celtic interlace carving. Tall tapering shaft mounted on rectangular plinth with inset rectangular panel on FRONT FACE bearing the inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND/ IN ABIDING MEMORY OF THOSE MEN/ OF THE PARISH OF SIMONBURN/ WHO FOR HOME AND COUNTRY SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR THIS/CROSS HERE STANDS IN OUR MIDST/ MDCCCCXX
3-stepped base below.
HISTORY: The memorial was designed and sculpted by Hart, Son, Peard & Co. of London and Birmingham, better known as artistic metalworkers specialising in ecclesiastical manufacturer and most widely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. It was unveiled on 30th May 1920 by Brig. Gen. W.H. Allgood, C.M.G., D.S.O. It was dedicated by the Rector of Simonburn. Seventy nine men from the area served, 10 died and 12 were wounded.
Sources: North East War Memorials Project Ref 34237
This simple First World War memorial by Hart, Son, Peard and Co, in the form of a decorated Celtic cross, forms an attractive memorial to those who fought and those who fell in the First World War.
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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