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Lychgate 1914-18 St. Andrew's Churchyard





Map ref

NZ 403593

Original Location

St. Andrew’s Church, Talbot Street, Roker, SR6 9PT.

Which war


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.


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.



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

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 :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Dorothy Hall; Anne McNair, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches; Dorothy Hall.

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