Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Coast Road





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Original Location

Facing east on the coast road, on north east corner of the green, adjoining the coast road to Hartlepool, and about 100 yards from the sea.Height above sea level 27 feet.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 6th February 1921 by Col. L. Robson, C.M.G., D.S.O. Dedicated by the Bishop of Durham Dr Hensley Henson.

Memorial Description

Cross of Maltese type with laurel wreath at centre raised in half relief on sandstone column. There are two steps at the base, total height 12 feet. Each side carries a tablet of green Westmorland stone 1 foot 9 inches high x 1 foot 4 inches wide (533mm x 406mm) with a rounded quarter-column at each corner and Greek key design at the top of the pedestal. The dedication is on the front and the names are listed in a single column on the remaining three panels. The lettering is incised in sans serif capitals.
The whole set on a triangular island site with small beds of flowers.

Materials used

Sandstone with Westmorland stone panels.


To our / glorious dead / 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ Seaton Carew


Present condition

Cross is weathering badly

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Messrs Ainslie and Collin, York Road West Hartlepool carried out the work on the monument to the design of Mr J.H. Garry architect.


1. From Seaton Carew, 235 people, including 9 women, had served and 23 fell.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall; old postcards: Tony Harding; John Grainger

Cleveland County Archives Original architects plans. No. 5919

Stockton and Teesside Herald 12/02/1921 reports unveiling.

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 07/02/1921 reports unveiling of memorials.
(Available on The British Newspaper Archive)

Illustrated Chronicle 08/02/1921 has photos taken at unveiling

Darlington and Stockton Times (South)12/02/1921 reports dedication.

Durham Record Office List of names on war memorial EP/SC 4/47

Yesterday Once More G. Colley, 1990

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Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall; Yorkshire Regiment Remembrance

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Coast Road (S118.01)

SEATON CAREW   On the coast road, 
Front face
   To our 
   glorious dead 
   Seaton Carew  
Second face             Third face            Fourth face.
   Victor Ed. E. Bentley  Harry White           J.A. Norman Hessler 
   Clarence Birkenshaw    Harry Cass            Jack K.M. Hessler 
   George H. Birkenshaw   Charles Davies        Percy Murray   
   Ralph Percival Booth   Arthur Foster         William McLaren 
   Francis Cecil Booth    Thos. Percival Guthe  James Frank Peet 
   Bert Carnall           Cecil Rudolph Guthe   Samuel Smith 
   Louis Charlton         Ernest M. Harrison    Charles W. Tilly 
   James Crilly           Luke Patchcott        John Tilly   
Names S118.01   

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