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War Memorial Cenotaph/Statue, Entrance to St. John's Churchyard, Main Street, Shildon (Shildon)

War Memorial, Main Street, Shildon 2005
War Memorial, Main Street, Shildon 2005

War Memorial, Main Street 2005
War Memorial, Main Street 2005

First and Second World War Memorial. Unveiled 1923 with a statue by Humphries, Jackson of Manchester. Granite plinth surmounted by a sandstone pedestal with bronze plaques and bronze life-sized statue of a kneeling First World War infantryman with fixed bayonet.

Rectangular plinth has hollow-chamfered corners with broaches and a stepped top. Front of pedestal has a bronze laurel wreath above the dedication: "See ye to it / that these / have not died in vain". "In / grateful remembrance / of / Shildon's glorious dead / 1914-1918". Bronze plaques on the sides have the names of First World War dead in three columns whilst a plaque on the rear face is dedicated to those who fell in WW2. (1-5)

Grade II listed building protected by law.

Reference number:D35588
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1160265

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