Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside





Map ref

NZ 093659

Original Location

South side of old A69 road through village.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 2nd June 1923 by Col. E.P.A. Riddell; dedicated by Rev. H.H. Barff, vicar of Wylam.

Memorial Description

Cross of St.Cuthbert type decorated with Celtic pattern, mounted on large rough square block which bears the inscriptions on its smoothed sides. This in turn is mounted on two shallower stepped blocks. The whole is set in a concrete square surrounded by a plain iron fence with gate. The inscription is in sans serif capitals throughout, incised and filled with lead.

Materials used

Granite with metal letters.


In honour of / the men of this Parish / who fell in the Great Wars.


Who commissioned

War Memorial Committee

How money was raised

Public subscription; Duke of Northumberland allowed the use of the site.

Ownership and maintenance

Handed over to the Parish Council at the unveiling ceremony.


1. The word “Wars” was pluralized when two names from 1939-45 were added.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Tony Harding

Illustrated Chronicle 04/06/1923 reports unveiling with photos.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 09/06/1923 reports unveiling.

Hexham Courant 12/06/1998 75 years ago reports unveiling.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Paul Graham (Prudhoe Local History Society); C.N. Dallison; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside (H70.01)

HORSLEY, In village.

   In honour of
   the men of this Parish
   who fell in the Great Wars
   James Blythe
   Edward Carr
   James H. Forster
   Lisle Latham
   Vivian Latham
   William MaCauley
   Joseph H. Nevin
   J. Wilfred Nevin
   Thomas A. Turnbull
   Alfred Turnbull
   Richard Watson
   Robert Johnstone
   Geoffrey G. Ward.

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