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War Memorial Cross, Consett (Consett)

Sign for War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016
Sign for War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016

Front of War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016
Front of War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016

Back right of War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016
Back right of War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016

Back left of War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016
Back left of War Memorial Cross, Consett 2016

Located in the area that used to be the car park of the Civic Centre, Park View. The monument is in the form of a cross of wheel type on a slender octagonal column resting on a plinth that has a wreath carved in half relief on all four sides. This all sits on top of a two-stage pedestal that carries the dedication and names of fallen soldiers from WW1 and WW2. The upper course of the pedestal is dedicated to the First World War with names in four columns on all four sides. The lower section is dedicated to WW2, again with names in four columns on all four sides. There is also one name from the Korean war inscribed on the front face of WW2 pedestal section. The memorial was moved to this location from Aynsley Terrace in 1958. (1-2)

Reference number:D49004
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Cold War (1946 to 1991)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1392969

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Local History of Consett


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