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War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument, St. Mary's Churchyard, West Rainton (West Rainton)

War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument and St. Mary's Church, West Rainton July 2016
War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument and St. Mary's Church, West Rainton July 2016

Front face of War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument in St. Mary's Churchyard, West Rainton July 2016
Front face of War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument in St. Mary's Churchyard, West Rainton July 2016

Front face and steps of War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument, St. Mary's Churchyard, West Rainton July 2016
Front face and steps of War Memorial Stone Scroll Monument, St. Mary's Churchyard, West Rainton July 2016

Rough hewn block of stone with a polished granite panel in the shape of a scroll attached to the front. This rests on a rough hewn pedestal at the top of seven steps in a semi-circular bay of St. Mary's churchyard wall on the south side of North Street. Dedication at the top of the scroll: "In memory of / the men of this parish / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1919" with 60 names listed below in two columns. Dates of WW2 are then presented with 12 more names in another two columns. A quotation can be found at the base of the scroll. Originally unveiled as a First World War memorial in 1921 with additions after 1945. (1-2)

Reference number:D49811
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: 1430947

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Local History of West Rainton


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