Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall


Monument 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside





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Original Location

In front of Literary Institute in Church Street.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled June 1922 by Sgt. William Wilson, DCM and bar.

Memorial Description

Monument of coursed stone 6 feet 10 inches high x 5 feet 1 inches wide bearing a huge shield 5 feet 1 inch high x 4 feet 8 inches wide raised in half relief. The names are carried in four columns in the centre of the shield in leaded letters. The dedications and quotations are in Roman upper case, the names in sans serif lower case.
The base carries a plaque bearing the dedication and names for 1939-45, also in four columns.
The whole is set within a garden area with seats, chestnut trees and a sundial.

Materials used



a. Coxhoe and District War Memorial. / Sacred to the memory of the men / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1918.
In memory, they still live.
b. Killed in action 1939-45
Lest We Forget


Who commissioned

War Memorial Committee



How money was raised

Public subscription

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Made by A.H. Borrowdale, sculptor of Worksop.


1. The Durham County Advertiser 23/06/1922 states that the memorial was placed on the outer wall of the Institute, so it seems that it was moved to the little park later on.

2. One account reads: “It was not the intention that the memorial should remain permanently in its present position. They hoped that within a few years a large Institute and Hall would be erected at Coxhoe, to which it would be transferred".

3. The war memorial had been one item in a series of several projects, including the extension of the churchyard, which was made during the curacy of Rev. A.S.G. Griffin, M.A. He was presented with several gifts after his move to Wingate.

4. 2008 Proposals include removal of rusty gates, widening of the entrance to the garden, pruning of trees and replacement of cracked paving, plus installing low fencing and rebuilding the garden wall. It was also proposed to install lights so improve security.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

Auckland and County Chronicle 04/03/1920 reports proposal to build an Institute; 29/04/1920 reports progress with fund raising; 15/06/1922; 22/06/1922 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 24/06/1922 reports unveiling

Durham County Advertiser 23/06/1922 reports unveiling

Illustrated Chronicle 13/06/1922 carries photo of memorial to be unveiled next Saturday.

Durham Chronicle 16/06/1922 reports proposed unveiling; 23/6/1922 reports unveiling

Evening Despatch 28/09/1921 reports gifts to Rev. Griffin.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 19/06/1922 reports unveiling.

Northern Echo 03/07/2009 reports HLF grant of £48,000 to revamp the site

Source of quotation:
“Lest we forget” 'Recessional' Rudyard Kipling

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

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

Research In Progress

Coxhoe Local History Group have researched the names on their War Memorials Contact via

Monument 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside (C103.01)



    Coxhoe and District War Memorial.
    Sacred to the memory of the men
    who fell in the Great War
    T. Ainsley      T. Fenton        J.E. Johnson      J. Redden 
    W.H. Ayton      T. Ferguson      A. Johnson        W.O. Reed 
    C. Bartlett     J.G. Forster     G. Keith          G. Robinson 
    R. Barker       W. Garnett       G. Kirton         W. Rowcroft 
    G.H. Bell       W. Glendenning   P. Kitchingman    T. Roxby 
    W. Bell         W. Gower         S. Langhorn       W. Salisbury 
    W.H. Bell       T. Graham        J.R. Layton       J.A. Scott 
    R. Bowes        F. Grint         T. Lenney         R. Seaton 
    T. Brandon      R. Grint         J. Liddle         M.J. Seebar 
    N. Brown        T. Hall          W. Lindsay        E.T. Singleton 
    J. Burke        T. Hallimond     A. McCallum       F. Stephenson 
    J. Burnell      T.W. Hargreaves  W. McIlwain       T. Thompson 
    A. Carr         F.E. Harker      G. McPherson      R. Thubron 
    W. Carr         J.H. Heron       T.H. Moyle        A. Turner 
    T. Chisholm     T. Hedley        T. Murray         G. Turnbull 
    J. Cranson      A. Hillarby      J. Neasham        W. Walker
    J. Crookes      R.W. Hobson      F. Newby          T. Watson 
    T. Crosby       G.F. Hodgson     T. Ogden          A. West    
    H. Davies       J. Hopper        J. Ord            G. White 
    P. Degnall      H. Hunter        A. Parkin         J. Wilby 
    R.H. Dobinson   J. Hutchinson    P. Payton         W. Wilby 
    J. Earl         A. Iseton        J.V. Peart        E.B.B. Williams
    W. Earl         A. Jamieson      C. Phillips       J. Winwood 
    J. Edminson     A. Jenkins       W. Ramsay         E. Woodward 
                              J. Young
    In memory they still live.
    Killed in action 1939-45
    L.C. Bell       T.J. Dangerfield  W. Kitchingham   H.O Thwaite.
    S.C Bell        N. Dixon          F. Lister        W. Turner    
    W.H. Bell       R.N. Fenwick      T. Lynn          T. Vardy    
    J. Best         T.W. Hargreaves   J. Marr          T. Venners 
    S. Burnell      F. Harker         W. McPherson     J.R. Ward  
    W. Clark        L. Harrison       L. Smith         J.G. Watson 
    C. Crowe        R. Johnson        R.N. Snowdon 
Lest We Forget

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