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Latitude: 55.3096 / 55°18'34"N
Longitude: -1.9117 / 1°54'42"W
OS Eastings: 405704
OS Northings: 601732
OS Grid: NU057017
Mapcode National: GBR H721.XG
Mapcode Global: WHB0Q.LSWX
Entry Name: Rothbury War Memorial
Listing Date: 22 December 2005
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1408998
Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Rothbury
Built-Up Area: Rothbury
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
First World War Memorial Fountain, 1923 by Reavell and Tebbs. Sandstone and bronze. Square stone pedestal surmounted by stone cross on a stepped plinth with a bronze sword affixed to cross. Pedestal contains names on front and rear with inscription on third side.
Inscription ON FRONT reads "TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)"
Inscription ON REAR reads "TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
KOREA 1952/ (NAME)
Inscription ON SIDE reads "THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT/ARE LEFT GROW OLD/AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS/CONDEMN./AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/WE WILL REMEMBER THEM".
Pedestal plinths inscribed with dates of the three conflicts. Stone water troughs at base of pedestal to front and rear.
Sources:North East War Memorials Project (Ref 33885)
This well maintained and well executed war memorial is simple but striking and evinces strong local ties with the names of the fallen from two World Wars and the Korean War
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, 9 February 2017.
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