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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391663
English Heritage Legacy ID: 495364
Location: Fountains Earth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Fountains Earth
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
1435/0/10021 NR THORPE LANE
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.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE
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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