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War Memorial Gravestone and Walls, Hope Street, Sherburn (Sherburn)

Located on the eastern side of Hope Street close to the mini-roundabout junction with Front Street and Hallgarth Street. Memorial takes the form of a gravestone shaped slab of granite with a rounded top, flanked by two flat-topped wings with gently sloped front faces. The whole forms a small wall and sits on a shallow plinth set at the head of a block-paved path set back from and facing the road. Central gravestone panel bears the dedication: "Sherburn Village / War Memorial / Dedicated to those / who have served fought & died / in wartime". A laurel wreath motif dominates the centre of the dedication stone, followed by a quotation: "There is no wealth but life. These Gave their all". Dates and name from the First World War on the left wing in two columns, those for WW2 on the right wing in a single column. Unveiled 2007. (1-2)

Reference number:D49582
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Local History of Sherburn


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