Bedlington War Memorial


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Bedlington War Memorial, Front Street West


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Statutory Address:
Bedlington War Memorial, Front Street West

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
West Bedlington
National Grid Reference:
NZ 25878 81911



FRONT STREET WEST Bedlington War Memorial 28-NOV-05 II War Memorial, by R Oliver. Granite and sandstone. Low stone kerbs and pillars surround, short approach with flanking walls and eight stone steps up. Celtic cross with inverted torch to shaft and stone wreath at foot. The words "FOR HOME AND DUTY" inscribed on base of shaft. Mounted on two-tier pedestal with stepped base; Upper pedestal bears names of fallen in five columns on front and single columns to either side; lower pedestal has names from 1939 -1945 on front and sides and inscription THESE FELL IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/1914-1918/REMEMBERED BY DEEDS NOBLY DONE/HEROES EVERYONE and THESE FELL IN 1939-1945 IN WORLD WAR II

HISTORY: commissioned by the War Memorial Committee, designed and sculpted by R Oliver of local Hewarth stone and unveiled on the 20th January 1923 by W. W Burden of Hartford House. It was erected by a mixture of public subscription, the Bedlington Soldier's and Sailor's fund and Bedlingtonshire Urban District Council.

Sources: North East War Memorials Project Ref 33767 An attractive and well executed First World War Memorial erected in 1923 with Second World War additions. Listed Grade II.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 5 October 2017.


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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