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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1211793
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383228
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1
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
SD4761NE NELSON STREET
1685-1/7/197 (South side (off))
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
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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