Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Simon Raine


Calvary 1914-18 Brooms Our Lady R.C.





Map ref

NZ 137521

Original Location

Our Blessed Lady and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Brooms

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 16th May 1920 by Canon Magill.

Memorial Description

Calvary with gabled top. Wooden cross 15 feet high with upright 6 inches square with painted crucified figure. It is fixed onto a pedestal by six steel plates. The pedestal is three feet cubed and has carved and chamfered sides and rests on two steps, the upper one being 7 feet square and six inches deep, the lower being 9 feet square and six inches deep. The dedication is incised into the front of the pedestal below an incised cross. The lettering is incised using sans serif capitals throughout.

Materials used

Oak figure; two steps of peagrit stone; pedestal of Portland stone.


Greater love than this no man hath, that a / that a man lay down his life for his friends. John xv 13.
Pray for the souls of the following / 73 members of this parish who fell in / the Great War 1914-1919, and for all / who lie buried in this cemetery / R.I.P.


Present condition

Due to the location of the memorial between some trees it is in poor condition mainly due to sap erosion from the trees. The memorial has been cleaned within the last two years (2001)

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Boulton of Cheltenham


1. The original intention was to have a stone Catholic cross facing the east, but the land on which it was to stand had been undermined. It was decided therefore to have a wooden cross.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Errol Broomfield; Ron Carson; Simon Raine; Dorothy Hall

Illustrated Chronicle 20/05/1920 carries photo.

Northern Echo 18/05/1920 reports dedication.

Consett Guardian 21/05/1920 reports unveiling.

Blaydon Courier 22/05/1920 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation:
“Greater love hath no man . . .” St.John 15 v 13

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Errol Broomfield; Ron Carson; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Dorothy Hall

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Calvary 1914-18 Brooms Our Lady R.C. (L65.01)

LEADGATE Our Blessed Lady and St. Joseph RC Church.
     “Greater love than this no man hath. That a 
     man lay down his life for his friends.” John xv.13
     Pray for the souls of the following 
     73 members of this parish who fell in 
     the Great War 1914 – 1919, and for all 
     who lie buried in this cemetery.
Left side panel
     Allison G.      Colby M.       Gaffney P.
     Ballentyne F.   Connolly T.    Gallagher J.
     Bradley D.      Connor F.      Gallagher W.
     Brannigan J.    Cooke T.       Gartland H.
     Burns F.        Croney J.      Gould M.
     Burns M.        Cullen T.      Grant J.
     Burke J.        Doherty C.     Greene M.
     Cassidy D.      Donald R.      Greener T.
     Clarke D.       Donnelly T.    Grenvil T.
     Clarke T.       Duffy M.       Haughey J.
     Chorley J.      Eccles J.      Haughey M.
     Cloe J.         English A.     Hodgen G.
                     Fraser M.
Right side panel.
     Hodgen M.       McDermot P.    Poole E.
     Hughes C.       McDermot R.    Pendleton H.
     Hughes J.       McGrath T.     Reddy P.
     Keegan F.       McGrahan J.    Rooney W.
     Killeen M.      McHugh F.      Slane P.
     Knight C. H.    McKenzie H.    Telfer T. 
     Lennon P.       McPadden T.    Thompson J.
     Lowther W.      Maines H.      Tighe J.T.
     Madden J.       Morgan F.      Trodden F.
     McAlister F.    Murphy T.      Turner B.
     McAlister R.    Murtagh J.     Turner F.
     McCluskey J.    O’Neill J.     Ward P.


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