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Latitude: 55.0257 / 55°1'32"N
Longitude: -1.4957 / 1°29'44"W
OS Eastings: 432339
OS Northings: 570242
OS Grid: NZ323702
Mapcode National: GBR KBZB.Z7
Mapcode Global: WHD4K.0Y24
Entry Name: New York War Memorial
Listing Date: 12 July 2012
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1406712
Location: North Tyneside, NE27
County: North Tyneside
Electoral Ward/Division: Collingwood
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Tynemouth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Shiremoor St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
A First World War roadside memorial in the form of a Celtic Cross unveiled in 1921.
First World War roadside memorial, 1921, by W. H Endean.
Carved from sandstone, it consists of a three-stepped base surmounted by a heavy plinth, shaft and Celtic Wheel Cross. The shaft carries a wreath in half relief on the front with palm leaves at the corners. The inscription on the cross shaft reads To/ the/ Glorious/ Dead.
The dedication is carved on the front face: ERECTED BY/THE INHABITANTS OF/THE DISTRICT/IN MEMORY OF/THE BRAVE MEN WHO FELL/IN THE WAR / 1914-1919 (NAMES)/PASS NOT THIS STONE IN SORROW BUT IN PRIDE/FOR THEY DIED THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 8 February 2017.
This war memorial was designed by W H Endean, and unveiled in March 1921 by Alderman Mason of Whitley Bay, at a service conducted by Revd. Greener.
New York First World War memorial is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* it is a poignant reminder of the impact of tragic world events upon an individual community
* it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context
* it is a well executed war memorial in the form of a Celtic Wheel Cross.
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