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The Victory Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Fountains Earth, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1577 / 54°9'27"N

Longitude: -1.846 / 1°50'45"W

OS Eastings: 410151

OS Northings: 473556

OS Grid: SE101735

Mapcode National: GBR HNKC.4B

Mapcode Global: WHC7H.MR4H

Entry Name: The Victory Memorial

Listing Date: 15 May 2006

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495364

Location: Fountains Earth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Fountains Earth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


1435/0/10021 NR THORPE LANE
15-MAY-06 Lofthouse
The Victory Memorial

War memorial, 1919, in sandstone. It consists of a block of squared coursed rusticated stones with a pedimented top and a rectangular trough in front. The roof of the block is of stone slates with a raised ridge. The trough has the word VICTORY inscribed along the front, and in the pediment are recorded the start of the War on August 4 1914, the signing of the Armistice on November 11 1918, and peace declared on June 28 1919. It was remodelled by local stonemason Duncan Drummond from an earlier fountain on the site at one end of the village street in Lofthouse. A further War Memorial was constructed in the village, remodelled from a drinking fountain.

This First World War Victory Memorial is of significance as a reminder of the importance of the war in the history of every community in the country, and is unusual in its commemoration of the dates of the war rather than of the men who died in the course of it.

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, 1 February 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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