ROTHBURY WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1408998
Date first listed:
22-Dec-2005
Statutory Address:
ROTHBURY WAR MEMORIAL, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROTHBURY WAR MEMORIAL, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Rothbury
National Grid Reference:
NU0570401732

Details

First World War Memorial Fountain, 1923 by Reavell and Tebbs. Sandstone and bronze. Square stone pedestal surmounted by stone cross on a stepped plinth with a bronze sword affixed to cross. Pedestal contains names on front and rear with inscription on third side. Inscription ON FRONT reads "TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)" Inscription ON REAR reads "TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES) KOREA 1952/ (NAME) Inscription ON SIDE reads "THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT/ARE LEFT GROW OLD/AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS/CONDEMN./AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/WE WILL REMEMBER THEM". Pedestal plinths inscribed with dates of the three conflicts. Stone water troughs at base of pedestal to front and rear. Sources:North East War Memorials Project (Ref 33885)

This well maintained and well executed war memorial is simple but striking and evinces strong local ties with the names of the fallen from two World Wars and the Korean War



This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 9 February 2017.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 9 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/90496
War Memorials Register, accessed 9 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/33885

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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