War Memorial outside St Cuthbert's Church

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1411540
Date first listed:
20-Nov-2012
Statutory Address:
St. Cuthbert's Church, Albion Road, North Shields, North Tyneside

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Location

Statutory Address:
St. Cuthbert's Church, Albion Road, North Shields, North Tyneside

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

District:
North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ3507468449

Summary

First World War memorial, 1920, sandstone

Reasons for Designation

This first world war memorial unveiled in 1920, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: it is a poignant reminder of the impact of tragic world events upon an individual community and, thus, has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context; * Design: it is a well executed war memorial incorporating a well-detailed crucifix.

History

This war memorial was unveiled on 5th September 1920 by Dean Haggerty. It originally sat within the site of the old church (now demolished) on the opposite side of the road; it was moved to its present position outside the new St Cuthbert’s R. C. Church in 1975.

Details

The memorial is situated within the boundary walls of St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Church. It takes the form of a crucifix upon a pyramidal-capped square pedestal; the whole is set upon a larger square, shallow base. The tall Latin cross with a triangular pediment, bears a corpus Christi with bearded head, crowned with thorns and bowed to the right. The arms are upstretched and fingers clasped, and a loose loincloth is knotted over the right hip. The left knee is bent and the feet superimposed. There is a carved scroll above inscribed with INRI.

The inscription on one side of the pyramidal cap reads: THIS CRUCIFIX / WAS ERECTED BY / THE PARISHIONERS / OF ST. CUTHBERT'S / TO THE MEMORY OF THE / MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION / WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

The names of the 138 Fallen are inscribed in three columns on the front and sides of the pedestal and the letters 'R.I.P.' are inscribed on the upper side of the base.



This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 5 October 2017.

Sources

Websites
Crucifix 1914-18, St Cuthbert's R.C Church, accessed from http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8098
War Memorials Online, accessed 5 October 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/251537
War Memorials Register, accessed 8 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17781

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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