Ponteland War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1463542
Date first listed:
25-Apr-2019
Statutory Address:
Adjacent to Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE20 9NX

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Location

Statutory Address:
Adjacent to Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE20 9NX

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ponteland
National Grid Reference:
NZ1637472658

Summary

First World War memorial, 1920, in the form of a granite obelisk, with later additions for the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Ponteland War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following 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.

Architectural interest: * as a good, well executed example of an obelisk-style war memorial including well carved embellishment.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was unveiled by Colonel Riddell DSO on the 16 July 1920 to commemorate the 40 local servicemen who died in the First World War. The memorial was the work of William Donaldson, a mason from Newcastle and cost £307, the money raised by public subscription. The much extended and altered Memorial Hall immediately to the east of the war memorial was built in 1922.

Details

War memorial, 1920.

MATERIALS: granite with black lead lettering.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial is in the form of an obelisk raised on top of a three stage plinth. The west side of the obelisk, facing the road, is embellished with relief carving featuring a pair of rifles largely covered by a pair of flags, their poles being crossed, all surmounted by a laurel wreath. Below the top stage of the plinth is inscribed:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF/THOSE CONNECTED WITH/ THIS PARISH OF PONTELAND/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ REST ETERNAL GRANT TO THEM O LORD/ AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE/UPON THEM.

The names of those who were killed are listed on the north and south sides, including rank and regiment.

The lower two stages of the plinth carries a further 24 names without further details, set below the dates 1939-1945.

Sources

Websites
North East War Memorials Project record, accessed 8 March 2019 from http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9434 )

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

The listed building, the war memorial, is shown coloured blue on the attached map. Pursuant to s1 (5A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’) structures attached to or within the curtilage of the listed building but not coloured blue on the map, are not to be treated as part of the listed building for the purposes of the Act. However, any works to these structures which have the potential to affect the character of the listed building as a building of special architectural or historic interest may still require Listed Building Consent (LBC) and this is a matter for the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to determine.

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