Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: James Pasby

Memorial

Reredos 1914-18 St. Chad's Chapel

Reference

D47.037

Place

DURHAM

Original Location

St. Chad’s College Chapel, 18 North Bailey DH1 3RH.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 7th March 1924 by Bishop of Durham, Dr. Hensley Henson.

Memorial Description

Reredos.
“It is in the style of the late 15th century English work, ornamented profusely with gold and colours. It is in the form of a triptych, the outer wings of which can be closed in penitential seasons.
The centre panel represents our Lord, crowned and vested, “reigning from the tree” in fulfillment of the ancient reading in the Psalms “Dominus regnavit a ligno”. He is surrounded by a nimbus, with adoring angels. On his right hand is the Blessed Virgin Mary, and on His left the patron of the collage, St.Chad, in his Episcopal vestments.
The wings are occupied respectively by the Venerable Bede, patron of Durham priests, bearing the chalice, and St. George, patron of soldiers, in full panoply.
On the back of the wings the names of the fallen are recorded, the priests on the one side and the soldiers on the other, with an inscription in the MS. hand of the 15th century. The centre panel is surrounded by the instruments of the Passion displayed on shields, and around panels is a deeply undercut device of a vine in fruit. the whole is surmounted by an elaborately carved cresting, richly gilt.”

Materials used

Wood

Inscription

Orate fratres / p animab- / buius coll.alumnoru / qui p patria bonu / certamen certantes / nos in vita praecesserunt / a.s. mcm?io- mcmrmuiii.
Requiem aeterna dona / eis dne et lux perpetua / luceat eis

Names

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designer Mr. W.H. Wood, F.R.I.B.A., Newcastle; Artist Messrs. W.S. Brown & Son, Newcastle; lettering by Art School of Armstrong College.

Notes

1. The Latin translates roughly as: Pray, brothers, for the souls of former pupils who in the sure victory in the struggle for their country went before us. The year of our Lord 1914-1918)

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: James Pasby

Durham University Journal Feb. 1924 contains description quoted and picture shown above.

Durham County Advertiser 7/3/1924

Northern Echo 4/3/1924 reports unveiling as described in Note 1 above.

Source of quotation:

"Requiem aerterna dona . . ." May they rest in peace and may light perpeual shine upon them". Mass for the Dead.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

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Reredos 1914-18 St. Chad's Chapel (D47.037)

 
  
Left Panel   
   Orate fratres
   p animab-
   buius coll.alumnoru
   qui p patria bonu
   certamen certantes
   nos in vita praecesserunt
   a.s. mcm?io- mcmrmuiii 
  
   George Anthony Grieg      presb.   
   Charles Harold Garrett    presb.
   Wilfred Alfred Herbert    presb.
   George Bernard Hamilton Bishop
                             presb.
   Charles Thomas Claud Jefferys
                             presb.
-----------------------------------------------------------  
Right Panel
   Alan Monk
   Harold Bell
   
   Charles Vassie
   Thomas Murray
   
   Percy Harold Fisher
   William Bates
   
   Harold Linklater Colville
   John Wynne Lisle
   
   Kenneth Walton Grigson
   James Thornton Halstead
   
   William Knott Walton
   
   Requiem aeterna dona
   eis dne et lux perpetua
   luceat eis
NamesD47.037

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