St. George and the Dragon (1924) John Reid

Situated next to the West end of St. Thomas’s Church at Barras Bridge. This statue is a First World War Memorial to the fallen of the 6th (Territorial) Battalion of Northumberland Fusiliers. In WW2 plaques were added for the 43rd and 49th Battalions of the Royal Tank Regiment. There are also stained glass windows in church commemorating them. The life size bronze figure stands sheathing his sword over the severed head of the dragon while the pedestal below is decorated with an enamel on the same theme, perhaps most remarkable of all is the face, which is very striking.

St George in front of St Thomas'
St George in front of St Thomas’

Location: Barras Bridge, Newcastle. Materials: Bronze, Portland Stone and Granite. Sttus: Listed Grade II.

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