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Birse War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0349 / 57°2'5"N

Longitude: -2.6682 / 2°40'5"W

OS Eastings: 359544

OS Northings: 793956

OS Grid: NO595939

Mapcode National: GBR WW.BVYZ

Mapcode Global: WH7NR.ZFLT

Entry Name: Birse War Memorial

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334031

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3052

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Dr William Kelly, circa 1920. Square-plan squat obelisk war memorial to 1st and 2nd World Wars. Coursed, rough-faced grey and pink granite. Base course; tooled shaft with consecration cross and bands of lettering, that to top reading "IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BIRSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR"; stepped, finely finished pyramidal cap.

Statement of Interest

Birse War Memorial sits on the top of Corsedardar, overlooking the valley of the Dee and the valley of the Feugh. It commemorates the men of Finzean and Birse who fell in the two World Wars (Third Statistical Account, p423).

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