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Shandon, Gullybridge War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0289 / 56°1'43"N

Longitude: -4.7929 / 4°47'34"W

OS Eastings: 226062

OS Northings: 685294

OS Grid: NS260852

Mapcode National: GBR 0B.S38M

Mapcode Global: WH2LX.BQXK

Entry Name: Shandon, Gullybridge War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 March 1994

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353921

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19536

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

A N Paterson & Stoddart, circa 1920. Red sandstone Celtic cross with 3-stage shaft; ring cross head and pedestal base; Art Nouveau detailing.

SW SIDE OF CROSS: shouldered pedestal with bronze plaque with names; inscribed base "Give thanks O Heart for the high souls that point us to the deathleass goals". Bordered shaft with Art Nouveau detailing of tendril- foliage, entwining at arms; lowest stage inscribed "and the leaves of the Tree were for the healing of the nations". Cross head with leaf motif and central boss. NE side of cross blank.

Statement of Interest

The war memorial was originally sited in the churchyard of Old Shandon Free Church but was relocated to its present position when the church was converted to flats in the 1980s. Rhu War Memorial, also designed by Paterson & Stoddart, is listed separately.

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