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Lytham St Anne's War Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7529 / 53°45'10"N

Longitude: -3.0331 / 3°1'59"W

OS Eastings: 331973

OS Northings: 429000

OS Grid: SD319290

Mapcode National: GBR 7T81.4F

Mapcode Global: WH85G.CXWT

Entry Name: Lytham St Anne's War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 February 1993

Last Amended: 14 June 2017

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385229

Location: Saint Anne's on the Sea, Fylde, Lancashire, FY8

County: Lancashire

District: Fylde

Civil Parish: Saint Anne's on the Sea

Built-Up Area: Lytham St Anne's

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: St Annes on Sea St Anne (Heyhouses)

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


621-1/2/104 War Memorial


First World War memorial. Dated 1923 on sculpture. Sculpture
by W.Marsden.
White granite with bronze reliefs and statuary.
A tall square tapered pillar surmounted by a statue, on a
rectangular stepped plinth with side supporters also bearing
Bronze relief panels wrap round the plinth (interrupted at the
sides by the supporters): the front (to the south) has a large
raised rectangular panel displaying the names of the fallen in
raised lettering, flanked on the left by relief figures of an
airman and a sailor and on the right by 2 soldiers; the left
return depicts a soldier tended by a nurse, and the right-hand
return depicts a soldier with wife and child; and the rear is
filled with figures of soldiers, including stretcher-bearers
carrying a casualty and a line of men blinded by gas.
The supporters have over-life-size statues of seated figures:
to the east, a woman with a baby on her lap, and to the west a
defiant soldier grasping his rifle by the muzzle (the latter
inscribed "1923 W.Marsden").
The top of the pillar is a hemisphere, on which stands the
figure of a woman with arms raised in supplication.
The item is one of the finest examples of its type in

Listing NGR: SD3197329000

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, 2 February 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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