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New York War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Collingwood, North Tyneside

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Summary

A First World War roadside memorial in the form of a Celtic Cross unveiled in 1921.

Description

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.

History

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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