Slaley-Lych Gate

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Reference WMO/279659


St Mary the Virgin Church

Church Close


NE47 0AR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Lychgate
  • Stone Sandstone
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Oak Lych gate on freestone base with roof of grey slates. Sandstone tablet on left (east side) records names from 1914-18. The tablet on right (west side) records the single name from 1939-45. On the 1939-45 plaque, the two dates appear in the top left and right hand corner respectively. The lettering is in Roman capitals throughout.
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Left Hand Tablet- TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVER AFFECTIONATE/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE FOLLOWING WHO LAID/ DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (5 names)/Erected by the Parishioners 1921; Right Hand Tablet- 1939 [name] 1945/ Restored 1972 in memory of/Major Jonathan Lee Priestman MC TD

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