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Main Street, Ormiston War Memorial

A Category B Listed Building in Ormiston, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9127 / 55°54'45"N

Longitude: -2.9426 / 2°56'33"W

OS Eastings: 341175

OS Northings: 669241

OS Grid: NT411692

Mapcode National: GBR 70W2.QB

Mapcode Global: WH7V1.RNY4

Entry Name: Main Street, Ormiston War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353312

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19059

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ormiston

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Ormiston

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Finandra Bose, 1925. War Memorial sited in front of Miners' Welfare Institute; comprised of red sandstone ashlar semi-circular enclosure with piers, closed on roadside by decorative wrought-iron railings, and with banded ashlar column, Ionic capitals, and bearing bronze nude figure of youth. Bronze 1st World War inscription panel with names of fallen, on base of column, flanked by those of 2nd World War.

Statement of Interest

Unusual design among War Memorials of East Lothian. Part of retaining wall to Miners' Welfare Institute. Finandra Bose was an Indian sculptor (d1926), who trained with Percy Portsmouth and Rodin, and worked wth Lorimer at St John's Church, Perth.

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