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Failsworth War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Manchester, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5085 / 53°30'30"N

Longitude: -2.1638 / 2°9'49"W

OS Eastings: 389233

OS Northings: 401321

OS Grid: SD892013

Mapcode National: GBR FWBW.B1

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.Q2TN

Plus Code: 9C5VGR5P+9F

Entry Name: Failsworth War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494161

Location: Oldham, M35

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Failsworth West

Built-Up Area: Failsworth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Failsworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

1477/0/10009 OLDHAM ROAD
31-OCT-05 Failsworth
Failsworth War Memorial

First World War memorial, c.1923, Portland stone. Fluted column with coloured decoration surmounted by bronze winged figure and bronze laurel wreath.

Stepped square stone plinth. Octagonal base with inscription on main SE face reads 'Remembrance 1914 1918'. To rear inscription reads 'They died in many lands that we may live here in peace'. Fluted column tapers and curves anti-clockwise from mid-point to domed top. Vertical patterning on top part of column of blue/green medallions and red waves within green border. Bronze winged figure of Victory holding laurel wreath and staff surmounts dome. Bronze wreath attached to top of column and figure.

HISTORY: Unveiled on 10th June 1923 the memorial commemorates those lost during the First World War. It remains unknown who the designer was or who unveiled the memorial.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: First World War memorial erected in 1923 with unusual coloured decoration, bronze winged figure of Victory and laurel wreath. Represents significant architectural and historic interest.

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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