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Clifton College, South African War Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4619 / 51°27'42"N

Longitude: -2.6201 / 2°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 357017

OS Northings: 173843

OS Grid: ST570738

Mapcode National: GBR C2G.GS

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JJQ4

Plus Code: 9C3VF96H+QX

Entry Name: Clifton College, South African War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379325

Also known as: Clifton College South African War Memorial

ID on this website: 101282343

Location: Clifton, Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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04/03/77 Clifton College, South African War


War memorial. 1904. By sculptor Alfred Drury. Limestone ashlar
and bronze figure. Gothic Revival-style plinth. A square
plinth has angle buttresses into pinnacles, linked by swept
labels with crockets and finials, over bronze panels, to a
panelled top with a cornice, and an armoured standing figure
holding a sword and shield. A very fine example, overlooking
the cricket pitch and exemplifying the patriotic and chivalric
spirit of the C19 public school movement. Chivalry played an
important part in the school's code since John Percival came
from Rugby to be its first headmaster in 1862.

Listing NGR: ST5701773843

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, 15 December 2016.

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