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War Memorial Obelisk, North side of Main Street, Stainton (Stainton)

Obelisk of rough hewn Freestone obtained from Stainton quarry, set on a pedestal with upper and lower pediments with a single step at the base. Set within a gravelled circle at the head of a gravelled path approached through a gate through a low stone wall at the roadside. The whole is set within a walled square piece of land with grass and trees. Front face of the pedestal carries the dedication: "Lest We Forget / In grateful memory of / the men of this township who / fell in the Great War 1914-18". The names of the First World War dead are listed underneath the dedication in two columns, underneath which are the dates of the Second World War and two names related to that conflict. Unveiled 1924. (1-2)

Reference number:D49683
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: 1440520

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Local History of Stainton


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