Keys to the Past

Local History

South Hetton (County Durham)

A number of war memorials can be found within South Hetton that go some way toward telling the story of the village's contribution during the First World War and later conflicts. As is the case in a large number of settlements around Durham, and indeed the country, a variety of memorials can be found within churches and religious buildings where remembrance is at the core of the building's purpose. In South Hetton memorials can be found in the Methodist church and the parish church of the Holy Trinity. A more public freestanding WW1 and WW2 memorial can also be found in the churchyard of the parish church in the form of a small cross. This is actually a replacement memorial for the original cross of the churchyard which used to be against the wall of the church.

Reference number:D44407
Event(s):The identification of Historic Landscapes in Durham Project; Chris Blandford Associates

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