Ruswarp - WW1 rood beam & tablet

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Reference WMO/268380

Address:

St Bartholomew's Church

36 High Street

Ruswarp

Whitby

YO21 1NH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Rood or Rood Loft
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A unique feature of this church is the rood beam, by Robert Thompson (Mouseman) of Kilburn, which is the First World War memorial. Along with the memorial tablet (thought to be marble) this memorial was unveiled on 29th November 1920, attended by Maj. H W Smales. The rood beam with crucifix is located across the chancel arch. The memorial tablet is located to the right of the chancel. ROOD BEAM: Components Rood beam with crucifix, Measurements: Undefined, Materials: Wood - Oak. Memorial Tablet: Components Tablet, Measurements: Undefined, Materials: Marble?
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Inscription on Tablet: "To the Glory of God and in Sacred Memory of those who from this parish gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1919 this Rood is Dedicated"

Sgt W H Atkin MM RE, Stoker W G Atkinson RN, App F A Barrick Mer Service, Pte J C Benson 18th HLI, 3rd Officer R G Briggs HMT Polesley, Master Mariner R Coates, Pte E A Cockerill The Buffs, Lt C Exley R Ind Marine, Tpr W H Mumby H/D Batt, Pte J Oxley 5th W Yorks, Pte F S Sedman 2nd Yorks, Lt R Stonehouse, Maj F C Thompson 5th W Yorks, Tpr J H Wilson, 14th Hussars

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