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Drinking Fountain, Trough, War Memorial, Steps and Railings, South-East of No. 39

A Grade II Listed Building in Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5538 / 54°33'13"N

Longitude: -0.8833 / 0°53'0"W

OS Eastings: 472319

OS Northings: 518192

OS Grid: NZ723181

Mapcode National: GBR QH8S.KC

Mapcode Global: WHF89.DSLV

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain, Trough, War Memorial, Steps and Railings, South-East of No. 39

Listing Date: 27 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139667

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60185

Location: Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland, TS13

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Civil Parish: Loftus

Built-Up Area: Loftus

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Loftus-in-Cleveland St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

LOFTUS HIGH STREET
NZ 7218
(in middle of road),
Loftus.
4/32 Drinking fountain, trough,
war memorial, steps and
railings, south-east of
No. 39
- II
Drinking fountain and trough, late c19; war memorial, steps and railings 1922
by W. Arrowsmith and B.J. Wormleighton. Dressed sandstone, steel, smooth
Cornish granite war memorial and concrete steps. Crescent-plan retaining
wall, with flat copings, ramped up to central semicircular-headed niche with
vermiculate rusticated voussoirs. Iron lion-mask water spout fixed to
mosaic panel in niche above segmental-plan trough. Metal lettering applied
to wall above niche:
"THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY POURED OUT
THE RED SWEET WINE OF YOUTH GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE OF WORK AND JOY
AND THAT UNHOPED SERENE THAT MEN CALL AGE".
Railings, with stick balusters and metal wreath ornaments, on crescent wall
and walls flanking the curved stairs leading up to memorial. Celtic cross
on tapered shaft with chamfered square base and plinth. Metal wreath at
base of south face of shaft. Metal plates bear names of fallen in 1914-18
war and in 1939-45 war. Names of designer and patron in metal lettering on
base. Fountain disused at time of survey.


Listing NGR: NZ7231918192


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, 10 August 2017.

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

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