Bishopton War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1433639

Date first listed: 13-Apr-2016

Statutory Address: High Street, Bishopton, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, TS21 1HB

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: High Street, Bishopton, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, TS21 1HB

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

District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bishopton

National Grid Reference: NZ3647221265

Summary

First World War memorial, 1923, with later additions for the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Bishopton War Memorial, which stands on the green at the junction of High Street and Church View, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20; * Group value: with the Church of St Peter (Grade II).

History

Bishopton War Memorial was unveiled on 12 August 1923 by Colonel Thomlinson and dedicated by the Venerable Canon Derry, Archdeacon of Auckland. It commemorates 14 local servicemen who died in the First World War. Following the Second World War, the names of two men who died in that conflict were added.

Details

The memorial stands on a green to the west of the Church of St Peter (Grade II-listed) in central Bishopton. The Cornish granite memorial comprises a Celtic cross rising from a tapered, square, plinth, that stands on a square, three-stepped, base.

The principal dedicatory inscription on the front face of the plinth reads IN/ PROUD MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918. The 14 First World War names are listed on the side faces and to the rear the Second World War dedication reads AND OF THE FOLLOWING/ WHO DIED IN/ THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 – 1945./ (2 NAMES).



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, 7 February 2017.

Sources

Websites
North East War Memorials Project - Bishopton, accessed 18/02/2016 from http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6431
War Memorials Online, accessed 7 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/159156
War Memorials Register, accessed 7 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/10163

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