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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Crathorne, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4605 / 54°27'37"N

Longitude: -1.3195 / 1°19'10"W

OS Eastings: 444210

OS Northings: 507449

OS Grid: NZ442074

Mapcode National: GBR MJ7V.4T

Mapcode Global: WHD7J.P4VV

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 October 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392269

English Heritage Legacy ID: 502962

Location: Crathorne, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, TS15

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Crathorne

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Crathorne All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


11/0/10004 War Memorial

War Memorial, c.1919, in sandstone, in the form of a cross mounted on a double octagonal plinth. The front of the cross is decorated with a single incised line with a central circle. The base of the cross has the names of 5 of the fallen to front, including Sister Alice Welford. On the left side is the inscription: IN/EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY/OF/THOSE WHO FELL/AND/ THOSE WHO FOUGHT/IN THE GREAT WAR. On the right side is inscribed 1914/1918. To the rear is inscribed the poem: THERE IS BUT ONE TASK FOR ALL/FOR EACH ONE LIFE TO GIVE/WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALL?/WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE?. The front of the base is inscribed: THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/BY/THE INHABITANTS OF CRATHORNE.

The memorial is set in the front gardens of a reading room in the centre of the village.

Summary of Importance

War memorials always merit serious consideration for designation as historic and cultural signifiers of the impact of world events on small local communities. This cross is a good example from the First World War, with strong local ties and the added interest of a woman's name among the fallen.

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, 1 February 2017.

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

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