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Description: Rothbury War Memorial
Date Listed: 22 December 2005
English Heritage Building ID: 1408998
OS Grid Reference: NU0570401732
OS Grid Coordinates: 405704, 601732
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3096, -1.9117
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
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Source: English Heritage
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