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War Memorial Near Junction of Doncaster Road and Clifton Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4312 / 53°25'52"N

Longitude: -1.349 / 1°20'56"W

OS Eastings: 443352

OS Northings: 392909

OS Grid: SK433929

Mapcode National: GBR MX0R.RQ

Mapcode Global: WHDDK.70WX

Entry Name: War Memorial Near Junction of Doncaster Road and Clifton Lane

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335664

Location: Rotherham, S65

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton St James

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SK4392 ROTHERHAM CLIFTON PARK
10/32 War Memorial
near junction of
Doncaster Road and
Clifton Lane
II
War memorial. 1922 by Major J. E. Knight of Rotherham (Rotherham Advertiser).
Granite stylobate to ashlar sandstone monument. Large cenotaph with curtain
wall to rear. Plinth inscribed 'THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / AND / THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945'; on the shaft the quotation "IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME:
THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND". Shaft
decorated with wreaths and with a bronze sword on each return. Offset upper stage
with upright palm leaves carved on corners and the words 'FOR / REMEMBRANCE'
beneath a styalised sarcophagus with swags and cornice surmounted by a bronze
brazier with eternal flame. Curtain wall to rear with end piers flanking 13
bronze panels bearing dedication to, and names of, the 1304 men of Rotherham lost
in the 1914-1918 war. Unveiled on Sunday November 26th, 1922.
Details of design in: Rotherham Advertiser, March 19th, 1921, plO.


Listing NGR: SK4335292909


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, 31 January 2017.

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