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War memorial Obelisk, Horsemarket, Middleton-In-Teesdale (Middleton-in-Teesdale)

Back view of Middleton-in-Teeside War Memorial 2016
Back view of Middleton-in-Teeside War Memorial 2016

In Memory Plaque of Middleton-in-Teesdale War Memorial 2016
In Memory Plaque of Middleton-in-Teesdale War Memorial 2016

Close up of two sides of Middleton-in-Teesdale War Memorial 2016
Close up of two sides of Middleton-in-Teesdale War Memorial 2016

Front oblique view of Middleton-in-Teesdale War Memorial 2016
Front oblique view of Middleton-in-Teesdale War Memorial 2016

Grey granite obelisk with pedestal and three-tiered base located on an oval-shaped island garden site close to the Methodist Church on Horsemarket. The garden is encircled with a low stone kerb and pillars connected by black chain links. Front face of the tapering obelisk features a wreath carved in half relief whilst a shield is carved into each of the four faces of decorative collar between the shaft and the pedestal. Front face of the pedestal carries a marble panel dedicated to "Our Glorious Dead who fell in the Great War 1914-1918" with the names in two columns below. The front riser of the top tier of the base carries a quotation but all of the other faces of the tiered base are blank. A marble panel on the rear face of the pedestal bears the dates and names associated with the Second World War. A panel on one of the sides is dedicated to other individuals killed by the effect of service in war. Originally unveiled as a First World War memorial in 1921. (1-2)

Reference number:D49434
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: 1439551



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Middleton-in-Teesdale


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