Monument record MYO4324 - Upper Poppleton War Memorial

Summary

First World War memorial for 11 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. In 2010 the name of a serviceman who had died earlier that year in Afghanistan was added to the memorial.

Location

Grid reference SE 5563 5409 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish Upper Poppleton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

First World War memorial for 11 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. In 2010 the name of a serviceman who had died earlier that year in Afghanistan was added to the memorial.

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.

Upper Poppleton War Memorial, which is situated at the junction of The Green and Main Street, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War.

Architectural interest:
* a well-executed obelisk memorial.

Group value:
* with the various Grade II-listed buildings surrounding the village green.


Historic England, 2018, Historic England Advice Report (Report). SYO2087.

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  • --- Report: Historic England. 2018. Historic England Advice Report.

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Record last edited

Apr 9 2021 11:40AM

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