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War Memorial Obelisk, The Avenue, Greencroft, Annfield Plain (Annfield Plain)

War Memorial, The Avenue, Greencroft © DCC 04.11.2009
War Memorial, The Avenue, Greencroft © DCC 04.11.2009

War Memorial, The Avenue, Greencroft © DCC 04.11.2009
War Memorial, The Avenue, Greencroft © DCC 04.11.2009

War Memorial, The Avenue, Greencroft © DCC 04.11.2009
War Memorial, The Avenue, Greencroft © DCC 04.11.2009

Tall polished grey granite obelisk with ornate three-tiered tapered plinth with gadrooned cornice, the whole resting on two steps. Each panel on the four faces of the lower plinth has a single line border, the obelisk itself decorated with a fleur-de-lys style motif close to the pinnacle on each side. Dedication carried on the front face of plinth, erected by officials and workmen of South Pontop Colliery in memory of village comrades who fell in the First World War. Additional quotation carried on the front face of the top step. Unveiled 1920. (1-2).

Grade II listed building protected by law.

Reference number:D35024
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1240796

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Source of Reference
Local History of Annfield Plain


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