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Hallington War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Corbridge, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0639 / 55°3'50"N

Longitude: -2.0253 / 2°1'31"W

OS Eastings: 398478

OS Northings: 574384

OS Grid: NY984743

Mapcode National: GBR G99W.9J

Mapcode Global: WHB1T.VZQ9

Plus Code: 9C7V3X7F+HV

Entry Name: Hallington War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 August 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1437150

Location: Whittington, Northumberland, NE19

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Whittington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: St Oswald-in-Lee with Bingfield

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Summary


First World War memorial, 1921.

Description

The memorial stands at the roadside to the south of the crossroads c200m to the east of Hallington Mill. It takes the form of a tall Cornish granite cross with chamfered edges that rises from a rough-hewn pedestal. The pedestal stands on a two-stepped, square, base.

The inscription, in metal letters applied to the smoothed front face of the pedestal, reads IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE/ MEN FROM HALLINGTON AND BINGFIELD/ DISTRICT WHO SERVED 1914-1918/ THE FOLLOWING DIED FOR ENGLAND/ (NAMES)/ "THEY SOUGHT THE GLORY OF THEIR COUNTRY,/ THEY SEE THE GLORY OF GOD".

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, 23 November 2017.

History

Hallington War Memorial was unveiled on 5 September 1921 by Colonel EPA Riddell CMG DSO and dedicated by the Rector, Reverend WW Lunden. It commemorates six local servicemen who died during the First World War. The memorial was paid for by public subscription, whilst the plot of land was given by Mr W Stephenson of Elands Green. The cross was sculpted by RB Aves of Hexham.

Reasons for Listing

Hallington War Memorial, which stands at the roadside to the south of the crossroads c200m to the east of Hallington Mill, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the First World War;
* Architectural interest: an imposing granite cross;
* Degree of survival: unusually, the memorial has not been adapted for Second World War commemoration, and thus retains its original design intent.

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