Brancepeth War Memorial


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Reference WMO231053

Address:

St Brandon's Church

Brancepeth, County Durham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial stands in the churchyard of the Church of St Brandon (Grade I-listed), within the Grade II-registered park of Brancepeth Castle. Built in Heworth stone and c6m tall, it comprises a cross fleury with a moulded foot rising from a tapering, octagonal, shaft. There is a shield carved at the cross arms bearing the monogram IHS. The cross shaft stands on a small pedestal with broach stops to the corners and a stepped, tapering, foot. That stands on a three-stepped, square, base. Brancepeth War Memorial was unveiled on 2 June 1921 by Lt-Col Hugh Bowes RD DL and dedicated by the Venerable PA Derry, Archdeacon of Auckland, in commemoration of 16 local servicemen who died during the First World War. The stone for the memorial, and the stonemasons' labour, had been donated by Viscount Boyne of Brancepeth Castle and the remaining costs of £148 12s 8d were raised by public subscription in the estate village. The cross was designed by WH Wood of Newcastle. Following the Second World War the details of one soldier who died in that conflict were added to the memorial.
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Grade II (England)

1433731

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