Memorial Details

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Memorial

Lychgate 1914-18 St.Andrew Churchyard

Reference

R50.01

Place

ROKER

Map ref

NZ 403593

Original Location

St. Andrew’s Church, Park Avenue.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 7th November 1920 by Dr. Hensley Henson, Bishop of Durham

Memorial Description

Lychgate, standard wooden structure with steeply pitched, stone-tiled roof. The dedication runs round the inside of the arched entrance, with the dates “1914” and “1918” inside cartouches at each side. On one side only is the additional information of the donation. Lettering is in gilded Roman capitals.

Materials used

“Stout British Oak” on stone base.

Inscription

On one side only
This lych-gate was given in 1920 by James Thompson who died in 1924


On both sides
1914 1918
In memory of those who fell.

Names

None

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Modern photos (Simon Raine; Alan Vickers

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 13/11/1920.

Sunderland Echo 8/11/1920 p.3

Illustrated Chronicle 8/11/1920 reports unveiling.

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Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Barnard Castle; Dorothy Hall; Anne McNair, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches; Dorothy Hall.

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Lychgate 1914-18 St.Andrew Churchyard (R50.01)

 
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