Memorial Details

Photo: James Pasby


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside





Map ref

NZ 354212

Original Location

Roadside, on a triangular plot opposite the west wall of the church.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 12th August 1923 by Col. Thomlinson, dedicated by Rev. Canon Derry, Archdeacon of Auckland.

Memorial Description

Cross of Celtic style on tapering pedestal on three steps. The dedication is carried on the smoothed front face of the pedestal, the lettering in sans serif capitals.

Materials used

Cornish granite


a. In / proud memory of / the men of this parish / who gave their lives / in the Great War / 1914-1918.
b. And of the following / who died in / The World War / 1939-1945


Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; C. Sanders; James Pasby

Darlington and Stockton Times 18/08/1923 reports unveiling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside (B142.01)

BISHOPTON Roadside, 
On front                    On left side       
   In                          W. Berry           
   proud memory of             J. Blenkston       
   the men of this parish      J. Bridges         
   who gave their lives        R. Brown           
   in the Great War            R.H. Callender     
   1914-1918.                  T. Catterson       
                               J. Cowens     
On right side               On rear
   G. Longbottom               And of the following
   L. Longbottom               who died in
   J. Mellanby                 the World War
   F. Patterson                1939-1945
   H. Thompson                 
   A. Trotter                  G. Brown
   J. Cuthbertson              J. Baldwin
Names B142.01

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