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War Memorial Obelisk in front of Community Centre, Front Street, Sherburn Hill (Sherburn Hill)

Grey granite obelisk on a pink granite pedestal with three grey granite steps. The whole is set upon a raised platform with iron railings, flower borders and many flower tubs. Pedestal has a decorative moulded top with flat triangular faces and a square base that has a panel on the front bearing the dedication: "To the glory of God and in proud memory / of the men who left Sherburn Hill / and made the supreme sacrifice in the / Great European War 1914-1918". First World War names are found in single columns on all four faces of the pedestal column. Dedication and names for WW2 are found on pink granite panels attached to the risers of the top two steps. Unveiled 1921 and formal handed over to the Parish Council during a remembrance service the following year. (1-2)

Reference number:D49590
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1439729

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