Dudley War Memorial
List Entry Summary
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
Name: Dudley War Memorial
List entry Number: 1406693
War Memorial, Market Street, Dudley, North Tyneside
The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: North Tyneside
District Type: Metropolitan Authority
Parish: Non Civil Parish
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first listed: 12-Jul-2012
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.
List entry Description
Summary of Building
First World War memorial in the form of a marble female figure, with Second World War additions.
Reasons for Designation
Dudley war memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a poignant reminder of the impact of tragic world events upon an individual community * It has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context * it is a well executed memorial incorporating a tall marble figure likely to be a personification of Hope.
Following the First World War, funds to erect this memorial and a cottage hospital were partially raised by a self-imposed levy upon the pay of local miners. The hospital and memorial were unveiled at a ceremony on 15th September 1923, performed by J Morrison, MD of Cramlington Coal Company and Dr J Wishart; the service was conducted by Rev. J Burdon. The war memorial was moved to its present position, and turned through 90 degrees in c. 1986 when the cottage hospital was replaced by the present surgery.
First World War memorial with Second World War additions.
Two-stepped sandstone base with a plinth surmounted by a marble female figure c. 3m high in a long dress and cloak. Her left arm is leaning on an anchor, and she is likely to be a personification of Hope. The dedication and some of the names of the Fallen are listed, in black lettering, in a single column on the front of the pedestal with more names on the sides.
The inscription reads: DUDLEY WAR MEMORIAL / THIS MONUMENT AND HOSPITAL / ARE ERECTED IN HONOURED MEMORY / OF OUR MEN WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 -1918/(58 NAMES) AND 1939-1945 (20 NAMES).
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 8 February 2017.
North East War Memorials Project, accessed from http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8160
War Memorials Online, accessed 8 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/203694
War Memorials Register, accessed 8 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17773
National Grid Reference: NZ2610573643
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