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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in South, Luton

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Latitude: 51.8797 / 51°52'47"N

Longitude: -0.4176 / 0°25'3"W

OS Eastings: 509022

OS Northings: 221314

OS Grid: TL090213

Mapcode National: GBR TSJ.PD

Mapcode Global: VHFRM.Q03T

Plus Code: 9C3XVHHJ+VX

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35859

ID on this website: 101114644

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

County: Luton

Electoral Ward/Division: South

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Luton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Luton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/03/2019

TL 0921

GEORGE STREET (west end)
War Memorial

Memorial of Portland Stone erected in 1922 to the design of Sir Reginald Blomfield. Stepped plinth with added cast bronze panels commemorating the dead of the Second World War. The body of the monument is inscribed on four sides with the names of 1286 dead of the First War. Surmounted by cornice and frieze of tryglyphs and metopes with decoration of roundels. Above is a podium decorated with the town's coat of arms and wreaths. On the podium is an 8 feet high bronze statue of 'Peace' sculpted by Sir William Hamo Thornycroft. The statue carries a myrtle branch held aloft in her right hand and an angel holding a wreath in her left hand.

Listing NGR: TL0902221314

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, 16 January 2017.

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