Photo: James Pasby
Lychgate 1914-18 St. Andrew's Churchyard
St. Andrew’s Church, Talbot Street, Roker, SR6 9PT.
Dedication, Creation or Publication date
Dedicated 7th November 1920 by Dr. Hensley Henson, Bishop of Durham
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.
“Stout British Oak” on stone base.
On one side only This lych-gate was given in 1920 by James Thompson who died in 1924
On both sides
In memory of those who fell.
How money was raised
James Thompson, but stated in the newspaper reports as an anonymous donor.
Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material
Modern photos (Simon Raine; Alan Vickers; James Pasby)
Sunderland Echo 8/11/1920 p.3
Illustrated Chronicle 8/11/1920 reports unveiling.
Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 13/11/1920 reports dedication.
North Mail 8/11/1920 reports dedication.
Newcastle Daily Chronicle 8/11/1920 reports dedication
External web link
Links to Source Material :
Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Dorothy Hall; Anne McNair, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches;
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