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Crimean War Memorial Approximately 14 Metres North of the Queens Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8966 / 51°53'47"N

Longitude: -2.08 / 2°4'47"W

OS Eastings: 394593

OS Northings: 222012

OS Grid: SO945220

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.2YX

Mapcode Global: VH947.WLRD

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWC+M2

Entry Name: Crimean War Memorial Approximately 14 Metres North of the Queens Hotel

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475686

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


630-1/13/762 (South East side)
14/12/83 Crimean War Memorial approximately
14 metres north of the Queen's Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
Crimea Monument about 15 yds North
of Queens Hotel)


War memorial. 1850s. Large rectangular iron plinth with panels
for names. The east panel 'Taken at Sebastopol 1856' referring
to cannon which formerly stood on this plinth. Corner finials
connected by spiked bars, long overthrow with 'VR' monogram
and laurel leaves twined around arch and surmounting lamp. A
very rare and notable monument to the Crimean War.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the cannon, taken at Sebastopol, was handed
to the government during the Second World War to provide metal
for armaments. The Promenade was laid out as a tree-lined
drive from the Colonnade on the High Street to the Sherborne
Spa (on the site of the Queen's Hotel (qv)).

Listing NGR: SO9459322011

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, 5 October 2017.

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

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