Cross 1914-18 St. Hilda and St. Thomas churchyard

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Reference WMO213627

Address:

St Hilda & St Thomas Churchyard

Market Place

South Shields

NE33 1BH

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Market cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Cross of St. Hilda on tall tapering shaft 14 feet high (4.26m) with crucified Christ in half relief. The monument stands on a shallow plinth, resting on three steps, the total height 22 feet 6 inches (6.85m) (Faculty gives 24 feet, 7.31m). The dedication is carried down the shaft of the cross, letters formed to stand proud using Roman capitals.On the back in a shallow niche is carved the figure of St. Hilda holding a model of her church worked in half relief. The column stands on a substantial base, approached by three steps. The names are incised on the main pedestal, in two columns on each face, using sans serif capitals throughout. The whole stands in a railed area with grass round the edges. An old photo shows further steps leading up to the platform.
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To the / glory of / God this / cross was / erected in / the year / of Our / Lord 1921, / in / grateful / remembr / ance of / the decla / ration of / peace in / the Great / European / War and / in memory / of those / who fought / and fell / for their / Sovereign / and Empire / by sea land / and air.

83 names and some ranks. See transcript. See North East War Memorials Link

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