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War Memorial South of Church of All Saints with Encircling Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5457 / 53°32'44"N

Longitude: -2.6325 / 2°37'57"W

OS Eastings: 358185

OS Northings: 405640

OS Grid: SD581056

Mapcode National: GBR BW1F.VP

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.J4NL

Entry Name: War Memorial South of Church of All Saints with Encircling Railings

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484997

Location: Wigan, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD5805NW WALLGATE
24-1/7/112 (West side (off))
24/10/51 War Memorial south of Church of All
Saints, with encircling railings

GV II*

War memorial. 1925, by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Portland stone
with bronze plaques. Eleanor Cross type. Octagonal 3-stage
plinth, the centre and upper stages surrounded by rectangular
bronze plaques with names of the fallen in raised lettering,
and the upper stage with re-entrants on the south and north
sides, the south lettered:
"REMEMBER THE MEN OF WIGAN WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES TO THE GREAT
WAR 1914-1918 / AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945", and the
north:
"A GOOD LIFE HATH BUT A FEW DAYS / BUT A GOOD NAME LIVETH FOR
EVER".
High octagonal pillar with panelled sides, triangular shafts
to the corners carried up to wreath-bearing figures between
the windows of an elaborately and delicately traceried lantern
with a corona and apex cross. Curved triangular memorial
garden surrounded by dwarf walls with chamfered coping and
dwarf quatrefoiled iron railings; entrances at corners flanked
by lamp standards on octagonal plinths. Forms group with
Church of All Saints (qv).


Listing NGR: SD5818505640


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, 30 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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