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Rudston War Memorial

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0942 / 54°5'39"N

Longitude: -0.3215 / 0°19'17"W

OS Eastings: 509869

OS Northings: 467779

OS Grid: TA098677

Mapcode National: GBR VP63.53

Mapcode Global: WHHF5.1C55

Plus Code: 9C6X3MVH+M9

Entry Name: Rudston War Memorial

Listing Date: 26 November 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430672

Location: Rudston, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Rudston

Built-Up Area: Rudston

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rudston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Summary


First World War memorial, erected 1919.

Description

The war memorial is set on a prominent position on the village edge on the main Bridlington-Malton road (the B1253), facing the churchyard of the church of All Saints (Grade I) within which stands the scheduled Rudston monolith. It comprises a simple white-painted stone cross c6m high with a splayed plinth set on a four-stage square base. A brass plate set in to the plinth carries an inscription in raised lettering reading IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THESE MEN BORN IN RUDSTON/ (names, with regiments, including a munitions worker)/ AND THOSE WHO DWELT THERE (names)/ GAVE THEIR NAMES FOR THE RIGHT.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 1 February 2017.

History

The memorial, by Messrs J Bastiman and Sons, was unveiled on 14 December 1919 by Lord Nunburnholme.

Reasons for Listing

Rudston War Memorial, which stands alongside the Bridlington-Malton road (the B1253), is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* 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;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed church of All Saints and the scheduled Rudston monolith.

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