New Seaham Cenotaph

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Seaham Town Park

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Allegory (eg: Victory)
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to 1st and 2nd World Wars. c.1920. Sandstone with commemorative tablets of grey granite. Tall, 2-stage square pedestal with projecting canted corners on stepped and moulded base. Lower stage has 2 tablets in moulded surrounds and deeply coved cornice. Narrower upper stage with single commemorative tablet flanked by 2 slightly over-life-size figures on canted corner plinths, of an infantryman and sailor. Memorial surmounted by a winged female figure on a stepped and moulded base.
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Front Face: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY THE/ WORKMEN AND FRIENDS/ OF NEW SEAHAM/ IN SACRED REMEMBRANCE/ OF THEIR COMRADES/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (165 names)/Greater love hath no man than this, / that a man lay down his life for his friends PILLARS: 1939 - 1945/ (45 names)

Grade II (England)


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