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Latitude: 52.4905 / 52°29'25"N
Longitude: -1.9672 / 1°58'2"W
OS Eastings: 402321
OS Northings: 288070
OS Grid: SP023880
Mapcode National: GBR 5J5.H2
Mapcode Global: VH9YV.VNCM
Entry Name: War Memorial, Victoria Park
Listing Date: 29 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1077115
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219307
Location: Sandwell, B66
Electoral Ward/Division: Soho and Victoria
Built-Up Area: Smethwick
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection
Church of England Diocese: Birmingham
SANDWELL MB HIGH STREET
SP 0288 SW
20/96 War Memorial, Victoria Park
First World War Memorial. Circa 1920. Granite and bronze. A tapering
column of square plan with re-entrant corners, raised on steps and splayed
outwards at bottom where rests on base. Above a moulded cornice is a cap
with flaming urn. Facing the road there is a carved wreath. Attached to
the front, on a base with curved front, is a bronze statue of a woman hold-
ing an olive branch. Attached to the base is a plaque inscribed: "Wait
but for the yield of all our toil and God shall not forget". Attached to
the left and right hand return sides of the base are bronze relief panels.
The left hand one shows an infantry scene. The right hand one shows ships
with biplanes flying overhead.
Listing NGR: SP0232188070
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 18 January 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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