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West Cornforth War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Cornforth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7031 / 54°42'11"N

Longitude: -1.5162 / 1°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 431271

OS Northings: 534337

OS Grid: NZ312343

Mapcode National: GBR KGV1.JV

Mapcode Global: WHC54.P15V

Entry Name: West Cornforth War Memorial

Listing Date: 25 May 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493762

Location: Cornforth, County Durham, DL17

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Cornforth

Built-Up Area: Cornforth

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Cornforth and FerryHill

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


1403/0/10004 HIGH STREET
West Cornforth War Memorial

War Memorial 1953. Unknown architect. Sandstone. Wheel cross on tapering plinth with Celtic interlace carving on cross head and upper shaft. Rests on two steps, upper one contains receptacles for flowers at each corner. Whole placed on raised square platform. Engraved with names of the fallen of the First World War in three columns on front and two columns on either side. Quotation on top step reads: IN HONOUR AND TO THE MEMORY/OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918 "YE THAT LIVE ON IN ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN/REMEMBER US AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN". Sloping tablet at foot of cross bears names of the fallen in World War Two and the dates 1939-1945.

This First World War memorial with Second World War additions is a well made example which evinces strong ties with the fallen of two World Wars and fulfils the criteria for 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, 7 February 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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