Hallington War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1437150
Date first listed:
05-Aug-2016
Statutory Address:
Road junction c200m to the east of Hallington Mill, Hallington, Northumberland, NE46 4HX

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Location

Statutory Address:
Road junction c200m to the east of Hallington Mill, Hallington, Northumberland, NE46 4HX

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District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Whittington
National Grid Reference:
NY9847874384

Summary

First World War memorial, 1921.

Reasons for Designation

Hallington War Memorial, which stands at the roadside to the south of the crossroads c200m to the east of Hallington Mill, 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 First World War; * Architectural interest: an imposing granite cross; * Degree of survival: unusually, the memorial has not been adapted for Second World War commemoration, and thus retains its original design intent.

History

Hallington War Memorial was unveiled on 5 September 1921 by Colonel EPA Riddell CMG DSO and dedicated by the Rector, Reverend WW Lunden. It commemorates six local servicemen who died during the First World War. The memorial was paid for by public subscription, whilst the plot of land was given by Mr W Stephenson of Elands Green. The cross was sculpted by RB Aves of Hexham.

Details

The memorial stands at the roadside to the south of the crossroads c200m to the east of Hallington Mill. It takes the form of a tall Cornish granite cross with chamfered edges that rises from a rough-hewn pedestal. The pedestal stands on a two-stepped, square, base.

The inscription, in metal letters applied to the smoothed front face of the pedestal, reads IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE/ MEN FROM HALLINGTON AND BINGFIELD/ DISTRICT WHO SERVED 1914-1918/ THE FOLLOWING DIED FOR ENGLAND/ (NAMES)/ "THEY SOUGHT THE GLORY OF THEIR COUNTRY,/ THEY SEE THE GLORY OF GOD".



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, 23 November 2017.

Sources

Websites
North East War Memorials Project, accessed 28/06/2016 from http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7568
War Memorials Online, accessed 23 November 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/253810
War Memorials Register, accessed 9 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/33947

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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