New York War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1406712
Date first listed:
12-Jul-2012
Statutory Address:
New York Road, North Shields, North Tyneside

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Location

Statutory Address:
New York Road, North Shields, North Tyneside

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ3233970242

Summary

A First World War roadside memorial in the form of a Celtic Cross unveiled in 1921.

Reasons for Designation

New York First World 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 war memorial in the form of a Celtic Wheel Cross.

History

This war memorial was designed by W H Endean, and unveiled in March 1921 by Alderman Mason of Whitley Bay, at a service conducted by Revd. Greener.

Details

First World War roadside memorial, 1921, by W. H Endean.

Carved from sandstone, it consists of a three-stepped base surmounted by a heavy plinth, shaft and Celtic Wheel Cross. The shaft carries a wreath in half relief on the front with palm leaves at the corners. The inscription on the cross shaft reads To/ the/ Glorious/ Dead.

The dedication is carved on the front face: ERECTED BY/THE INHABITANTS OF/THE DISTRICT/IN MEMORY OF/THE BRAVE MEN WHO FELL/IN THE WAR / 1914-1919 (NAMES)/PASS NOT THIS STONE IN SORROW BUT IN PRIDE/FOR THEY DIED THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE.



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.

Sources

Websites
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/106215
War Memorials Register, accessed 8 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17732

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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