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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Blyth South African War Memorial


     Located at the top of a flight of steps on a slight mound beside the memorials to First and Second World Wars. This Celtic cross has a foliate design on the shaft and a kast-work design on the cross.
     Originally located in the city centre, this memorial was moved to its present site when the WWII memorial was installed in the autumn of 1950. Costing £138.17s, it was originally unveiled by Lord Ridley.


Inscribed on north face: [Gothic lettering] IN MEMORIAM / [Roman lettering] MEN OF THIS DISTRICT / WHO FELL IN THE BOER WAR / 1899-1902 [Names, ranks and regiments below] / THIS MONUMENT WAS / ERECTED BY / PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Base Concrete 244 cm wide x 230 cm deep
Pedestal White granite 107 cm wide x 92 cm deep
Shaft and cross White granite 310 cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
Road Ridley Park
Precise location North end
A-Z ref None
OS ref NZ31988124

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1903
Unveiling details Unveiled 22nd July 1903
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Blyth Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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