Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Simon Raine


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Church Lane





Map ref

NZ 191326

Original Location

East side of Church Lane, by entrance to cemetery, about a quarter mile south of the village of Hunwick.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 1922 by W. Hustler-Hustler. Dedicated by Rev. T.H. Hurteil, Vicar of Hunwick.

Memorial Description

Cross surmounting a slim, square column, total height 10 feet 2 inches x 3 feet square on a square base 6 inches high x 4 feet square and three narrow steps. There is a dwarf iron railing enclosing grass a flower beds.
The dedication is on the front face of the main (lower) pedestal, and names for 1914-18 are in two columns on the other faces. The dates for 1914-19 are raised in half relief on the front riser of the top step.
At the base of the cross is an upper tapering pedestal. The front face carries a laurel wreath carved in half relief with the dates 1939-1945 at centre. The names for 1939-45 are in a single column on the other faces of the upper pedestal. All lettering is incised and leaded, using sans serif capitals.

Materials used

Grey granite


a. In honour / and to the memory of / the men of / the parish of Hunwick / and Helmington, / who made the supreme sacrifice / during the Great War.
On steps
Their name liveth for evermore.
b. 1939-1945.


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Allinson of Bishop Auckland


1. Other proposals for a memorial were cottages, or a recreation ground.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos:C. Sanders; Simon Raine; John and Mavis Dixon

Auckland and County Chronicle. 27/01/1921; 21/12/1922

Darlington and Stockton Times 23/12/1922 reports unveiling.

Northern Echo 19/12/1922 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
“Their name liveth for evermore” Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; John and Mavis Dixon

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Church Lane (H133.01)

HUNWICK   East side of Church Lane
   In honour 
   and to the memory of 
   the men of 
   the parish of Hunwick 
   and Helmington, 
   who made the supreme sacrifice 
   during the Great War.
On steps 
   Their name liveth for evermore.
Right face 1939-45

   Burdon J.
   Edmundson A.
   Graham J.  
   Griffiths L.   
   Grimstone O.    
   Heron A.    
   Johnson F. 
   Kirkley J.  
Right face 1914-18

   Alderson P.           Coates J.   
   Barker J.             Coatman G.H. 
   Barraclough T.        Curry  H.
   Bell H.D.             Dargue T. 
   Bell R.               Davis A.I.   
   Bentley J.W.          Davison G.    
   Bolam J.              Deighton R. 
   Brogdon J.            Dobinson H.  
   Brown J.A.            Dodson J.  
   Carter J.G.           Elliott J.C.   
   Cherry J.             Elliott J.G. 
Rear face 1939-45

   Linton J. 
   Murray J.S. 
   Neil R.   
   Newton G.   
   Parker J.W.   
   Pipe W.  
   Rutter J.   
   Scorer J. 
Rear face 1914-18

   Ellis E.              Hird E. 
   English J.            Hodgson G.  
   English L.            Hudson E. 
   English M.            Hudspeth J.
   Etherington J.W.      Hudspeth R.    
   Graham T.             Husband A.   
   Groves R.L.           James H.  
   Hardy J.W.            Johnson J.
   Harland T.            Jones W.  
   Hedley G.N.           Knight J.E.  
   Heslop J.G.           Letby A.H.  
Left face 1939-45

   Scriven G.W.L. 
   Swann C.D. 
   Thompson J.C.
   Thompson J.W.
   Weighill R.   
   White F.  
   Wood H.  
   Wood J.  
Left face 1914-18

   Mangles F.            Simpson T.W.  
   Mangles J.W.          Smith A.J. 
   McDougal A.           Sunter T.  
   Mears A.              Tennick J.  
   Metcalfe A.           Towse A.  
   Morgan W.             Turnbull W.
   Morland F.            Warner G.  
   Newton C.             Wearmouth G. 
   Richardson J.         Wright W. 
   Simpson W.S.          Jackson F.
            Nicholson J.  


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