Information for record number MWA13350:
War Memorial, High Street, Ryton on Dunsmore

Summary The War Memorial on the High Street in Ryton on Dunsmore, erected circa 1920.
What Is It?  
Type: War Memorial (Freestanding)
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ryton on Dunsmore
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 38 74
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Level of Protection National - Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 The memorial comprises a stone cross with a sword in relief, on a slender, tapering octagonal shaft which stands on a square plinth with chamfered top and moulded bottom, below which is a three-stepped base. The north-eastern face carries an early 21st century, rectangular granite tablet with incised lettering picked out in gold, giving the names of the 18 men who died in World War I. HISTORY: The War Memorial in Ryton on Dunsmore was erected circa 1920, to commemorate the men of the village who lost their lives in World War I. The memorial was constructed in a prominent roadside location in front of the village hall, at the junction of the High Street and the main A45, opposite the parish church of St Leonard. A new tablet carrying the names of the fallen was added to the memorial circa 2002.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Statuatory List
Title: National Heritage List for England
Author/originator: Historic England
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Source Type: Photograph
Title: Photograph of Ryton on Dunsmore War Memorial
Author/originator: Cox M
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
monument SHAFT * Use only if function unknown, otherwise use specific type. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument PARISH CHURCH * The foremost church within a parish. back
monument VILLAGE HALL * A hall in a village used for meetings and other functions. back
monument WAR MEMORIAL * A structure, building or site commemorating soldiers and civilians killed in war. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back
monument CROSS * A free-standing structure, in the form of a cross (+), symbolizing the structure on which Jesus Christ was crucified and sacred to the Christian faith. Use specific type where known. back

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