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Town or City: Leasingthorne
County: County Durham
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM4747

Value of grant: £7930.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: WMT Grant Scheme
Year: 2017

UKNIWM reference number: 19030

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WM4747 Leasingthorne SCase big beforeLeasingthorne war memorial is located opposite Eden Terrace in Leasingthorne, Durham. It is a sandstone obelisk on square base with two pedestals surrounded by iron railings and a gate. The incised inscriptions painted black commemorate those who died in World War I and II. The memorial is Grade II listed.

In 2017 a grant of £7,930 was awarded through War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme to reinstate the base wall and railings. As part of the In Memoriam 2014 project SmartWater was applied to deter the theft or damage of the metal elements. 

WM4747 Leasingthorne obelisk after works © Wear Valley District Council 2018The memorial was unveiled on 12th September 1925 by Col E. Vaux of Barton, near Darlington, dedicated by Rev D. Perrott. It was originally surrounded by other houses.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM4747
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 19030

War Memorials Online: 207286

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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