War Memorial - Spittal - List Entry

  • Description

    "....The memorial takes the form of an obelisk supported by a pedestal with dentilled cornice and three-stepped base on top of concrete exposed foundations. Three bronze plaques with inscriptions in relief appear on its front, north east face. The upper plaque, attached to the obelisk, reads: TO OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD The central plaque, attached to the pedestal, reads: TO THE MEMORY OF/ SPITTAL MEN WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 It goes on to list 37 names in alphabetical and rank order. The lower plaque, attached to the base, reads: TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF SPITTAL/ WHO FELL IN THE 1939-1945 WAR HISTORY: The war memorial was unveiled by Brigadier R W Riddell in July 1921. A plaque was later added to commemorate the fallen of World War II. The memorial was previously surrounded by low metal railings...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1393638
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 6 months ago
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