Rotherham

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Reference WMO225071

Address:

Clifton Park

Junction of Doncaster Road and Clifton Road

Rotherham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Cenotaph dedicated to those from Rotherham who lost their lives in the First World War. Second World War panels have recently been added to the rear of the war memorial. Historic England listing entry - War Memorial near junction of Doncaster Road and Clifton Lane II War memorial. 1922 by Major J. E. Knight of Rotherham (Rotherham Advertiser). Granite stylobate to ashlar sandstone monument. Large cenotaph with curtain wall to rear. Plinth inscribed 'THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / AND / THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945'; on the shaft the quotation "IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME: THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND". Shaft decorated with wreaths and with a bronze sword on each return. Offset upper stage with upright palm leaves carved on corners and the words 'FOR / REMEMBRANCE' beneath a styalised sarcophagus with swags and cornice surmounted by a bronze brazier with eternal flame. Curtain wall to rear with end piers flanking 13 bronze panels bearing dedication to, and names of, the 1304 men of Rotherham lost in the 1914-1918 war. Unveiled on Sunday November 26th, 1922.
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Grade II (England)

1286762

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