Throckley War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1431167
Date first listed:
17-Feb-2016
Location Description:
To the north west of the Church of St Mary, on the corner of Newburn Road and Hexham Road.

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Location

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Location Description:
To the north west of the Church of St Mary, on the corner of Newburn Road and Hexham Road.
District:
Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ1584066827

Summary

First World War memorial, 1921 sculpted by Messrs Emley of Newcastle.

Reasons for Designation

Throckley War Memorial, which stands adjacent to the Church of St Mary, Throckley, 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: an attractive memorial in the form of a polished red granite domed column bearing an urn. * Group value: the memorial benefits from a spatial group value with the adjacent Grade II listed Church of St Mary.

History

This memorial was commissioned by the War Memorial Committee, chaired by Cllr. G. Irving. It was raised by public subscription at a cost of £400 and was sculptured by Messrs Emley of Newcastle. It was unveiled on 27th August 1921 by Major W.E. Stephenson of Throckley House and dedicated by Rev. R. Irvine.

Details

First World War memorial, 1921 sculpted by Messrs Emley of Newcastle.

MATERIALS: polished Aberdeen red granite on a freestone base.

A square, slightly tapering monument situated at the intersection of two main roads, immediately outside of the parish church. It takes the form of a square column set upon a three-stepped pedestal set upon a concrete base. The column is surmounted by a fluted dome bearing an urn. The lettering is incised and painted gold, using sans serif capitals throughout, apart from the quotation which is in plain italic capitals. The dedication is carved onto the front, west side, with the dates at the top on either side of an incised laurel wreath, and reads:

1914 1919/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THROCKLEY/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR./ THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US/ LET US TRY TO BE WORTHY/ OF THE SACRIFICE/ (NAMES)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS./ JOHN XV 13

The 56 names of the fallen are listed in alphabetical order in single columns on the north and south sides.



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, 8 February 2017.

Sources

Websites
North East war memorials Project, accessed 09-11-2015 from www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9016
War Memorials Online, accessed 8 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/90197
War Memorials Register, accessed 8 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/34199

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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