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Boer War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.6947 / 53°41'40"N

Longitude: -2.4674 / 2°28'2"W

OS Eastings: 369231

OS Northings: 422126

OS Grid: SD692221

Mapcode National: GBR CT6Q.L9

Mapcode Global: WH978.2D9F

Entry Name: Boer War Memorial

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184675

Location: Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Darwen

Built-Up Area: Darwen

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/4 Boer War Memorial

Memorial to South African War 1899-19O2. Ashlar with bronze plaque
and sculpture. Elongated pedestal with moulded plinth, rounded corners,
tapered moulding at the top, upon which stands a roaring lion with one paw
resting on a ball. Lettering on plaque states that memorial was erected
by the Mayor "in remembrance of all the Darwen men who fell", listing
14 names, with the appendix "Theirs not to reason why
Theirs but to do and die";
and "in commemoration of the services voluntarily rendered by the
following towns men", listing 50 names with the appendix "Honour the
Brave". Memorial is enclosed by curved and ramped iron railings between
4 carved stone piers in a low curved wall.

Listing NGR: SD6923122126

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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