Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Plaque Use As Hospital 1914-18 St. Gabriel Church Hall





Map ref

NZ 379563

Original Location

St. Gabriel’s Church Hall, Chester Road / Kayll Road, Bishopwearmouth.

Which war


Memorial Description

Plaque, very plain. 18 inches high x 16 inches wide. There is a red cross between the dates. Lettering is gilded Roman upper and lower case.

Materials used



European War
1914 + 1918
This hall was used
as a war hospital
May 24th 1915 - to
December 31st 1918.
1044 men received




1. “There were seven Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals in the area that is now the City of Sunderland: Morton House, Fence Houses; The Long Room, Chilton Moor; Herrington Hall; Ashburne; Jeffrey Memorial Hall; St. Gabriel’s Hall; Hammerton Hall; Social Centre, Sunderland”. Alan Vickers

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; Tony Harding; James Pasby

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Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Alan Vickers; Tony Harding

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