Horsley War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1431165
Date first listed:
18-Feb-2016
Location Description:
On the south side of the B6582 running through the village, to the west of the Lion & Lamb public house.

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Location

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Location Description:
On the south side of the B6582 running through the village, to the west of the Lion & Lamb public house.
District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Horsley
National Grid Reference:
NZ0931965958

Summary

First World War memorial, with Second World War additions, 1923.

Reasons for Designation

Horsley War Memorial, which stands on the south side of the village street, is listed at Grade II for the following reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20 * Design: a rusticated granite memorial in the form of a St Cuthbert Cross with Celtic interlace decoration

History

This memorial was commissioned by the War Memorial Committee and raised by public subscription on a site agreed with the Duke of Northumberland. It was unveiled on 2nd June 1923 by Col E P A Riddell and dedicated by Rev H H Barff, vicar of Wylam. The word ‘Wars’ was pluralised when the two names of the fallen from the Second World war were added.

Details

First World War memorial, with Second World War additions, 1923. Rusticated granite.

This memorial is situated on the south side of the main street through the small village of Horsley and is in the form of a St. Cuthbert cross decorated with Celtic interlace patterns. The cross is mounted on a large rusticated pedestal which bears the inscriptions on its smoothed, north side. This in turn is mounted on a shallower stepped base. The whole is set within a square enclosure surrounded by a plain iron fence with gate. The inscription is in sans serif capitals throughout, incised and filled with lead. The dedication is carved onto the front and reads:

IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-18/ [Followed by the eleven names of the fallen listed below in alphabetical order with surnames and forename]/ 1939-1945/ [Followed by the two names of the fallen from the Second World War].

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, 9 February 2017.

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/05/2017

Sources

Websites
North East War Memorial Project, accessed 10 May 2017 from http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7672
War Memorials Online, accessed 9 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/195830
War Memorials Register, accessed 9 November 2015 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/71019

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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