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War Memorial Cross, Hamsterley (Hamsterley)

Photograph of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Photograph of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Close up photograph of inscription on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Close up photograph of inscription on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Photograph of walls and Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Photograph of walls and Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Photograph of right view of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Photograph of right view of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Extreme close up photograph of names on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Extreme close up photograph of names on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Inscription on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Inscription on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Close up photograph of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Close up photograph of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Photograph of names on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Photograph of names on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Close up right view photograph of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Close up right view photograph of Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Close up photograph of names on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016
Close up photograph of names on Hamsterley War Memorial 2016

Located on an island/village green surrounded by roads passing through the village centre, this memorial is in the form of a Wolsingham sandstone cross on a slim, octagonal, tapering shaft on a square pedestal of sandstone with four steps. Set inside a stone-walled area with eight flat-topped columns, wrought iron gate and internal paving and chippings. Dedication carried on one of the faces of the pedestal in honour of all who gave their lives in the First World War and WW2 with names carried in single columns on the other faces. Unveiled in 1921, presumably rededicated with the addition of WW2 information after 1945. (1-2)

Reference number:D49302
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: 1437875

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hamsterley


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