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Description: Scrooby War Memorial
Date Listed: 8 December 2014
Building ID: 1421773
OS Grid Reference: SK6523490754
OS Grid Coordinates: 465235, 390754
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4096, -1.0201
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Scrooby war memorial by Clarkson and Co of Rotherham, unveiled in 1920, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest; for its poignant and well-executed design; * Group value: its close proximity with the church of St Wilfred (Grade II*), and the Old Vicarage and churchyard wall (both Grade II).
War memorial, unveiled in 1920, designed and made by Clarkson and Co. of Rotherham.
The grey polished grey granite memorial comprises a broken column set on a tapering plinth, itself set on two-stage square base itself set on a single-step base. The lightly incised inscription, running downwards from the lower section of the obelisk over the plinths, reads: 1914-1919/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR (6 names) THE PRICE OF VICTORY.
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