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Etton (East Yorkshire) War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Etton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8783 / 53°52'41"N

Longitude: -0.5116 / 0°30'41"W

OS Eastings: 497947

OS Northings: 443482

OS Grid: SE979434

Mapcode National: GBR SRWL.1H

Mapcode Global: WHGDX.3SN6

Entry Name: Etton (East Yorkshire) War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425098

Location: Etton, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Etton

Built-Up Area: Etton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Etton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Summary

First World War memorial, 1922. Later additions for the Second World War.

Description

The memorial comprises a 4m high crucifix with a carved figure of Christ raised on a square plinth. Constructed of Portland stone, the cross and plinth are mounted on two steps of the same material and a lower raised platform of concrete. It is set in a small paved and planted area enclosed by posts carrying a chain.

The front face of the plinth bears the inscription TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF/ ETTON/ WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES

The other names are inscribed on the other three sides of the plinth. A metal plaque fixed to the front face of the top step repeats the inscription and names.

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, 5 October 2017.

History

The memorial was erected in 1922 to commemorate both the men of the parish who died in the First World War and also those who served and returned. It was paid for by public subscription and local fundraising activity. Additional names were added following the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Etton (East Yorkshire) War Memorial, at the junction of Main Street and Cherry Burton Road, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20.

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