Eldon


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Reference WMO256519

Address:

St Mark's Churchyard

High Street

Eldon Lane

Bishop Auckland

DL14 8US

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 Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An octagonal granite column, surmounted by a Gothic crucifix, with a rectangular base, set on a carved crenelated corbelled octagonal cornice. The chamfered sides of the column have rounded stops and it has a rectangular base with chamfered edges to the front and rear, which has leaded letters the column is mounted on a pedestal that has canted plain panels to the front and back and framed recessed panels to the two sides, raised on a staged pedestal base; the upper stage widens slightly to the base, while the lower base is formed by a rectangular plinth with projecting square corners with inclined panels set between. The front and rear panels of the pedestal record the names of the Fallen from the First World War in three columns and the side panels in two columns; the columns of names on the side panels and one on the rear panel extend down onto the upper stage of the pedestal base. The front panel of the upper stage has leaded letters The inclined front panel of the lower stage of the pedestal base has leaded letters All of the inclined panels record the names of the Fallen from the Second World War and three names are recorded on the square projecting corners. The granite memorial stands on a rectangular stepped stone podium, surfaced with paving slabs and edging stones.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR. / 1914-1918. ''THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM AND PEACE” / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION. ALSO OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945.

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Grade II (England)

1452756

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