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Latitude: 56.5917 / 56°35'30"N
Longitude: -3.337 / 3°20'13"W
OS Eastings: 317991
OS Northings: 745220
OS Grid: NO179452
Mapcode National: GBR V8.TNQR
Mapcode Global: WH6PF.QL42
Plus Code: 9C8RHMR7+M6
Entry Name: War Memorial, Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie
Listing Name: Wellmeadow Gardens, War Memorial
Listing Date: 9 June 1981
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357868
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22321
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray
County: Perth and Kinross
Town: Blairgowrie And Rattray
Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens
Traditional County: Perthshire
Reginald Fairlie, 1920. A Carrick, sculptor. 3-stage, pelican-finialled, octagonal WWI memorial with 2-stage WWII memorial. Ashlar.
WWI MEMORIAL: 7 octagonal steps lead to square base and tall plinth with inset bronze panels, to NE with 'BLAIRGOWRIE AND RATTRAY ROLL OF HONOUR', names continued on panels to NW and SW. Stepped 2nd stage with relief carved '1914 - 1919' giving way to carved cross with wreath at SE, and reduced 3rd stage with tapering octagonal shaft and cushion capital carved with thistle and regimental emblems surmounted by pelican with upraised wings.
WWII MEMORIAL: low square plinth projecting from base of WWI memorial at SE steps. Bronze panels with roll of honour to each face, surmounted by continuous ribbon frieze worded 'ALSO IN THE' 'SECOND WORLD WAR' '1939 - 1945', and surmounted by full-size bronze figure of mourning soldier. Further inscription at base worded 'KOREAN WAR 1950-53'
St Ninian's well was sited at the Wellmeadow, now a popular memorial garden situated close to Blairgowrie Bridge over the River Ericht. To the southern corner of the garden is the base of a very elaborate memorial (damaged in a traffic accident), inscribed "In memory of Allan Macpherson of Blairgowrie who entered into rest 6th November, 1891 aged 75".
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