Listed Building: Upper Poppleton War Memorial (1454695)

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Authority City of York Council
NHLE 1454695
Date assigned 18 March 2018
Date last amended


First World War memorial, with C21 additions for a later conflict. DESCRIPTION: Upper Poppleton war memorial is located at the centre of the village, within an area of planting on a small roundabout at the junction of The Green and Main Street. It is in close proximity to various Grade II-listed buildings surrounding the village green. The memorial takes the form of a stone obelisk with moulded foot rising from a four-sided, tapered plinth, which in turn surmounts a two-stepped base. The east face of the plinth carries the dedicatory inscription and names in incised lettering. The inscription reads, ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THIS VILLAGE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-18. The names of 10 men who died are recorded below the inscription within a recessed fielded panel. Beneath the panel there is one further name followed by the words, THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE. Incised to the north side of the plinth is the name of a serviceman who died in 2010 in Afghanistan. The lettering is painted black.

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Feb 1 2021 4:24PM


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