Murton

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Reference WMO/105015

Address:

Village Green

In between Gregson Terrace and Church Lane

Murton

SR7 9RN

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The war memorial in the former mining town of Murton in the north of County Durham is a large granite monument similar in design to the Cenotaph in London. Surmounting the main section of solid stone blocks is a representation of a coffin on a bier; the bier has a cornice, low relief shields carved around its middle section and swags around its base. On the front of the main section of the monument is a metal cast of a laurel wreath hanging from the hilt of a down-pointing sword. Below this are dedications to the fallen of the two World Wars, in painted lead lettering. The names of the fallen of World War I are recorded around the other three sides of the main section. The names of those who fell in World War II are recorded on three sides of the base. The memorial stands on a base within a low fence of metal railings within a paved area of the village green. The memorial is Grade II listed - see links tab for further information.
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Grade II (England)

1391516

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