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Latitude: 53.7536 / 53°45'12"N
Longitude: -2.7027 / 2°42'9"W
OS Eastings: 353763
OS Northings: 428806
OS Grid: SD537288
Mapcode National: GBR T9F.S3
Mapcode Global: WH85M.GX7B
Plus Code: 9C5VQ73W+CW
Entry Name: Boer War Memorial, Approximately 75 Metres South of Overleigh House(Not Included)
Listing Date: 20 December 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207232
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391878
Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1
Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre
Built-Up Area: Preston
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD5328NE AVENHAM PARK
941-1/13/7 (North West side)
Boer War Memorial, approx.75 metres
south of Overleigh House (not
War memorial. 1904, by T.Hodgkinson, sculptor, of Preston.
Grey granite, and polished red and pink granite, with bronze
plaques. Obelisk form, 25 feet high, consisting of 2 square
steps of unpolished grey granite, a short square pedestal of
polished red granite with moulded base and cornice which has
panelled sides containing lettered bronze plaques, and an
obelisk of polished pink Scotch granite (from Peterhead
quarries). The bronze plaques have raised lettering and
decoration, that on the south side reading: "IN MEMORY OF /
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN / LOYAL NORTH
LANCASHIRE REGIMENT / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY / DURING THE / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 /
ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES"; the plaques in the other 3 sides
list the names by Battalion. Originally situated in the Market
Place and probably removed to this site in 1926, when the
Cenotaph was erected.
Listing NGR: SD5376328806
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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