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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0471 / 54°2'49"N

Longitude: -2.7971 / 2°47'49"W

OS Eastings: 347908

OS Northings: 461530

OS Grid: SD479615

Mapcode National: GBR 8PXM.7Z

Mapcode Global: WH847.0JBS

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383228

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


LANCASTER

SD4761NE NELSON STREET
1685-1/7/197 (South side (off))
War Memorial

GV II

War memorial. Dedicated in 1924. Sandstone ashlar and bronze.
A simple screen wall rising in steps to a taller central
section against which stands a bronze statue representing
Victory - a winged woman crowned with a laurel wreath and
carrying a palm frond. To either side, under the inscribed
text in Roman lettering: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF
LANCASTER/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919,
are 5 tall recessed panels of bronze, bearing the names of the
more than 1000 men (including 63 sets of brothers) who died.
In front of the statue, and slightly lower, is a stone
tomb-chest flanked by square bronze vases which bears on
bronze plates on its top the names of the 300 or so who died
in the Second World War, and in Korea, with, on the front, the
dates 1939-1945.


Listing NGR: SD4790861530


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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