A First World War roadside memorial in the form of a Celtic Cross unveiled in 1921.
Reason for Listing
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.
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.
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.
Source: English Heritage
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