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War Memorial, Village Green

A Grade II Listed Building in Simonburn, Northumberland

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494774

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland, NE48

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Simonburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Simonburn

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

SIMONBURN

1388/0/10007 War Memorial, Village Green
17-MAR-06

II
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
www.achome.co.uk/movements/firms.htm

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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