MEMORIAL ARCHWAY, GATES, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL TO NEWBIGGIN MEMORIAL PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1391434
Date first listed:
28-Nov-2005
Statutory Address:
MEMORIAL ARCHWAY, GATES, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL TO NEWBIGGIN MEMORIAL PARK, FRONT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MEMORIAL ARCHWAY, GATES, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL TO NEWBIGGIN MEMORIAL PARK, FRONT STREET

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Newbiggin by the Sea
National Grid Reference:
NZ 30928 87726

Details



1761/0/10009 FRONT STREET 28-NOV-05 Memorial archway, gates, railings and boundary wall to Newbiggin Memorial Park

II First World War Memorial Archway 1924 by Messrs Cackett and Burns Dick for the War Memorial Committee. Portland stone and bronze. Jambs and lintel of plain monumental stone blocks framing square opening hung with decorative bronze gates, Words MEMORIAL PARK incised on rectangular panel over archway. Projecting stone band with stepped parapet above carved with laurel wreath in half relief. Applied bronze letters above archway forming the dedication To the glorious men of/Newbiggin-by-the-Sea who made the/ supreme sacrifice in the Great War. Flanked by the dates 1914 1918 and 1939 1945. Stone memorial garden boundary walls with pillars at angles and original curving sections of bronze decorative railings to right and left of archway. Remainder of railings replaced in 2005 are not of special interest. HISTORY: The memorial garden was raised by public subscription and constructed on a site given by the Freeholders of Newbiggin. The gateway was designed by Messrs Cackett and Burns Dick of Newcastle, and built by Mr Gibson of Newbiggin. The surrounding stone walling and pillars are by Messrs. Finlay and Robinson of Woodhorn. The plaque on the archway was unveiled on 8th November 1924 by Major N Southern and dedicated by Canon Rhodes, Vicar of Woodhorn. The bronze gates were unlocked by Mr. Cutter of Newbiggin Urban District Council. The Memorial Park was restored in 2005 and rededicated in the presence of the Duke of Kent; a stone placed within the garden commemorates this event. SOURCES: North East War Memorials Project Ref 34153

The archway and boundary walls of a memorial garden form an attractive memorial, to the dead of both World Wars. It was constructed, in 1924, by public subscription following the donation of land by local freeholders. Recommended for listing in 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, 9 February 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
494616
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 9 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/90462
War Memorials Register, accessed 9 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/33923
Other
North East War Memorials Project Ref. 34153,

Legal

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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