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Rothbury War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Rothbury, Northumberland

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1408998

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

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

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Listing Text

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.

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

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