War Memorial Monument with Statue, south of the Bowling Greens, New Seaham Town Park (Seaham)
Memorial to the First World War and WW2, originally unveiled 1923 with WW2 additions in 1948. Tall sandstone monument with commemorative tablets of grey granite, topped with a winged figure of Liberty holding a torch aloft. Two-stage square pedestal. Tablet on front face of upper pedestal carries the dedication: "This memorial / was erected by the / workmen and friends / of New Seaham / in sacred remembrance / of their comrades / who fell in the / Great War / 1914-1918"; this is flanked by two slightly larger than life-size figures of a DLI infantryman and a sailor of the Royal Navy. Top of the front face of lower pedestal has a carving of the R.A.F. insignia with the names of those who fell in WW1 on a plaque below, listed in three columns. The lower pedestal is flanked by two short pillars, each bearing a plaque on an angled face - the names of those who died in WW2 are listed on these in single columns. An additional plaque at the base of the monument between the WW2 pillars has a list of further names, not clear to which conflict these belong. The whole is set on two shallow steps and inside a kerbed area of gravel within the Park.
This is a Grade II listed structure protected by law. (1 - 5)
|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: 1232271
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Source of Reference
Local History of Seaham
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